Adverse childhood environment and late-life cognitive functioning.

  title={Adverse childhood environment and late-life cognitive functioning.},
  author={Karen Ritchie and Isabelle Jaussent and Robert Stewart and A E Dupuy and Philippe Courtet and Alain Malafosse and M-L. Ancelin},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={26 5},
OBJECTIVE Clinical studies suggest that childhood maltreatment may cause nervous system changes and consequent cognitive disorder. The persistence of this association in late-life is examined. METHODS Cognitive functioning and childhood events were examined in 1282 persons over 65 years, taking into account proximal competing causes of poor cognitive performance. RESULTS Ninety one per cent experienced at least one adverse childhood event, of these 14.7% severe events. Sharing of parental… CONTINUE READING

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