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Declining Executive Control in Normal Aging Predicts Change in Functional Status: The Freedom House Study
Objectives: To assess the contribution of executive control function (ECF) to functional status.
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A randomized trial of physical rehabilitation for very frail nursing home residents.
BACKGROUND Past studies suggest multidisciplinary interventions that include physical therapy (PT) can improve function of nursing home residents. This trial specifically evaluates effects of PT forExpand
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Performance of Case‐Finding Tools for Depression in the Nursing Home: Influence of Clinical and Functional Characteristics and Selection of Optimal Threshold Scores
OBJECTIVE: To compare case‐finding tools for depression in the nursing home setting and to evaluate effects of subject function, cognition, and disease number on test performance.
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Normal rates of cognitive change in successful aging: The Freedom House Study
We determined the rates of cognitive change associated with twenty individual measures. Participants included 547 noninstitutionalized septuagenarians and octogenarian residents of a comprehensiveExpand
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Clock drawing is sensitive to executive control: a comparison of six methods.
We examined six clock-drawing task (CDT) scoring systems relative to the Executive Interview (EXIT25, a measure of Executive Control Function [ECF]) and the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE). SubjectsExpand
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Executive Control Mediates Memory's Association with Change in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living: The Freedom House Study
Objectives: To assess the relative independent contribution of changes in executive control function (ECF) and memory to changes in functional status.
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Perceptions of a Community-Based Yoga Intervention for Older Adults
Self-reported effects of yoga among older adults in an independent-living retirement community are presented. Weekly 60-minute beginner Iyengar yoga classes tailored to individual functional levelsExpand
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Severe Dysosmia Is Specifically Associated with Alzheimer-Like Memory Deficits in Nondemented Elderly Retirees
Objectives: To determine whether or not (1) impaired olfactory function is associated with impaired memory on neuropsychological testing in healthy retirees, and if so then (2) whether memoryExpand
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Depressive symptoms predict longitudinal change in executive control but not memory
Depression in non‐demented persons has been identified as a possible risk factor for incident Alzheimer's disease (AD).
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Correlates of disability among elderly retirees with "subclinical" cognitive impairment.
BACKGROUND We assessed the effects of impaired Executive Control Function (ECF) on Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) and level of care among noninstitutionalized elderly retirees withExpand
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