Association of lifetime intellectual enrichment with cognitive decline in the older population.

@article{Vemuri2014AssociationOL,
  title={Association of lifetime intellectual enrichment with cognitive decline in the older population.},
  author={Prashanthi Vemuri and Timothy G. Lesnick and Scott A. Przybelski and Mary Margaret Machulda and David S. Knopman and Michelle M Mielke and Rosebud O. Roberts and Yonas Endale Geda and Walter A. Rocca and Ronald C. Petersen and Clifford R. Jack},
  journal={JAMA neurology},
  year={2014},
  volume={71 8},
  pages={
          1017-24
        }
}
IMPORTANCE Intellectual lifestyle enrichment throughout life is increasingly viewed as a protective strategy against commonly observed cognitive decline in the older population. OBJECTIVES To investigate the association of lifetime intellectual enrichment with baseline cognitive performance and rate of cognitive decline in an older population without dementia and to estimate the years of protection provided against cognitive impairment by these factors. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS… CONTINUE READING

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