Bereavement-related cognitive impairment in an oldest-old community-dwelling Brazilian sample.

@article{Xavier2002BereavementrelatedCI,
  title={Bereavement-related cognitive impairment in an oldest-old community-dwelling Brazilian sample.},
  author={Fl{\'a}vio Merino de Freitas Xavier and Marcos Pacheco de Toledo Ferraz and Clarissa Marceli Trentini and Neli K Freitas and Em{\'i}lio Hideyuki Moriguchi},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={294-301}
}
As it is already known that depression can cause a demonstrable impact on cognition in elderly subjects, the objective of this study was to determine whether also the mourning process is associated with any cognitive impairment in this age range. A random and representative sample (a sample with 77 subjects/total county population of oldest-old with 219 subjects = 35%) aged 80 years or more was selected from the county of Veranópolis in the Brazilian rural southern region. Of this group, the… CONTINUE READING