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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to define magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) correlates of normal brain ageing, with the specific objective of investigating whether the size of the hippocampus is selectively correlated with age related memory performance in non-demented individuals in their ninth and tenth decades of life. METHODS Hippocampal size(More)
A number of different methods have been employed to correct hippocampal volumes for individual variation in head size. Researchers have previously used qualitative visual inspection to gauge hippocampal atrophy. The purpose of this study was to determine the best measure(s) of hippocampal size for predicting memory functioning in 102 community-dwelling(More)
BACKGROUND The number of individuals aged over 80 years is the fastest increasing group in developed countries. White matter lesions (WML) observed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have uncertain clinical significance, particularly in the old. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of periventricular and deep WML in survivors of an original cohort of(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on normal aging and cognitive functioning commonly describe early and more pronounced age-related changes in executive functions (EFs) compared to other cognitive abilities. Two of the three most common neurodegenerative disorders associated with aging (vascular dementia [VaD] and extrapyramidal [EP]-related dementia) show executive(More)
There is suggestion that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequence may be more accurate than T2 images in detecting white matter lesions (WML) in older people. Comparative ratings of these two image sequences have not been directly investigated in very old individuals to date. We compared the ratings of(More)
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