Christopher T Begeny

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OBJECTIVE To identify the components of the neuroticism trait most responsible for its association with cognitive decline and dementia in old age. DESIGN Longitudinal clinical-pathologic cohort study. SETTING Chicago metropolitan area. PARTICIPANTS A total of 785 older persons without dementia completed standard self-report measures of six components(More)
This study addressed the hypothesis that late life cognitive decline leads to loss of well-being. Participants are older persons from the Rush Memory and Aging Project. Beginning in 2001, they underwent annual clinical evaluations that included detailed cognitive performance testing and a 10-item self-report measure of purpose in life, an aspect of(More)
Existing evidence suggests that psychosocial stress is associated with cognitive impairment in older adults. Perceived discrimination is a persistent stressor in African Americans that has been associated with several adverse mental and physical health outcomes. To our knowledge, the association of discrimination with cognition in older African Americans(More)
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