Julia Olbrich

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BACKGROUND Social support has been suggested to positively influence cognition and mortality in old age. However, this suggestion has been questioned due to inconsistent operationalisations of social support among studies and the small number of longitudinal studies available. This study aims to investigate the influence of perceived social support,(More)
OBJECTIVES There is an increasing call for a stronger consideration of impairment in instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) in the diagnostic criteria of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to improve the prediction of dementia. Thus, the aim of the study was to determine the predictive capability of MCI and IADL impairment for incident dementia. (More)
BACKGROUND Individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at high risk of developing dementia and are a target group for preventive interventions. Therefore, research aims at diagnosing MCI at an early stage with short, simple and easily administrable screening tests. Due to the fact that the Clock Drawing Test (CDT) is widely used to screen for(More)
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