Alcohol Exposure and Cognitive Development: An Example of Why We Need a Contextualized, Dynamic Life Course Approach to Cognitive Ageing – A Mini-Review

  title={Alcohol Exposure and Cognitive Development: An Example of Why We Need a Contextualized, Dynamic Life Course Approach to Cognitive Ageing – A Mini-Review},
  author={Kaarin J. Anstey},
  pages={283 - 291}
  • K. Anstey
  • Published 1 October 2008
  • Psychology
  • Gerontology
Background: A substantial literature exists that demonstrates associations between putative risk factors and cognitive decline in late life. However, there is a need to integrate this broad literature within a framework that incorporates the interaction of behavioral and ecological influences with cognitive development. Such a framework is required for developing a range of personal and environmental interventions to optimize cognitive development in the population, and to reduce the risk of… 
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