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Overweight in midlife and risk of dementia: a 40-year follow-up study
Objective:This study examines whether overweight in midlife increases dementia risk later in life.Methods:In 1963 body mass index was assessed in 1152 participants of The Swedish Twin Registry, atExpand
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Onset of terminal decline in cognitive abilities in individuals without dementia
Objective: To identify time of onset and rate of mortality-related change (terminal decline) in cognitive abilities in later life. Method: The sample consisted of 288 individuals without dementiaExpand
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Birth cohort differences in fluid cognition in old age: comparisons of trends in levels and change trajectories over 30 years in three population-based samples.
Later-born cohorts of older adults tend to outperform earlier born on fluid cognition (i.e., Flynn effect) when measured at the same chronological ages. We investigated cohort differences in level ofExpand
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Substantial effects of apolipoprotein E ε4 on memory decline in very old age: longitudinal findings from a population-based sample
We examined associations between the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele and levels of performance and rates of change in cognition in late life taking incident dementia into account. The sampleExpand
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Coordinated analysis of age, sex, and education effects on change in MMSE scores.
OBJECTIVES We describe and compare the expected performance trajectories of older adults on the Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) across six independent studies from four countries in the contextExpand
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Onset and rate of cognitive change before dementia diagnosis: findings from two Swedish population-based longitudinal studies.
We used data from two population-based longitudinal studies to estimate time of onset and rate of accelerated decline across cognitive domains before dementia diagnosis. The H70 includes anExpand
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Personality and personal control make a difference for life satisfaction in the oldest-old: findings in a longitudinal population-based study of individuals 80 and older
This study investigates life satisfaction in relation to impending death among the oldest-old using overall disease load, self-rated health, and personality as interacting covariates of level andExpand
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Nonlinear blood pressure effects on cognition in old age: separating between-person and within-person associations.
Midlife hypertension is associated with increased risk of cognitive impairment in later life. The association between blood pressure (BP) in older ages and cognition is less clear. In this study weExpand
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A Longitudinal Study of the Mini‐Mental State Examination in Late Nonagenarians and Its Relationship with Dementia, Mortality, and Education
To examine level of and change in cognitive status using the Mini‐Mental State Examination (MMSE) in relation to dementia, mortality, education, and sex in late nonagenarians.
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Psychological Health in the Retirement Transition: Rationale and First Findings in the HEalth, Ageing and Retirement Transitions in Sweden (HEARTS) Study
From an aging research and life-course perspective, the transition to retirement marks a significant life-event and provides a unique opportunity to study psychological health and coping during aExpand
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