Cognitive function and prediction of dementia in old age.

@article{Rue1987CognitiveFA,
  title={Cognitive function and prediction of dementia in old age.},
  author={Asenath La Rue and Lissy F. Jarvik},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  year={1987},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={79-89}
}
Longitudinal changes in cognitive functioning were examined for a sample of aging twins, some of whom developed dementia while others did not. Individuals who were judged to be demented at a mean age of eighty-five years had achieved lower scores on most tests twenty years prior to diagnosis, and experienced greater declines in vocabulary and forward digit span over time, than those surviving to a comparable age without dementia. These trends were observed for individuals with mild, as well as… CONTINUE READING

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