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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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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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Sex, handedness, and the morphometry of cerebral asymmetries on magnetic resonance imaging
Cerebral morphometry of linear measurements and hemispheric, frontal, temporal and parietal areas on MRI of 104 normal adults was analyzed for sex and handedness and right-left differences. The rightExpand
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Executive Dyscontrol: An Important Factor Affecting the Level of Care Received by Older Retirees
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relative contributions of Executive Control Function (ECF), general cognition, mood, problem behavior, physical disability, demographic variables, and the number ofExpand
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The Structural Determinants of Recovery in Wernicke′s Aphasia
Recovery of comprehension and total language in 22 Wernicke's aphasics was correlated with lesion size and extent of involvement of certain structures on CT. Recovery rates and outcomes wereExpand
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Music and Language in Degenerative Disease of the Brain
Music and language functions were studied in two musicians with degenerative disease. Both patients were tested on a standardized language battery and a series of music tasks. In the first case withExpand
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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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