Comprehension of complex instructions deteriorates with age and vascular morbidity

Abstract

Verbal comprehension is critical to the success of medical counseling. Here, we tested how age and vascular risk factors affect the ability to understand complex instructions. Verbal comprehension, cognitive functions, and vascular risk factors were assessed in 39 mid- and 38 late-life community-dwelling individuals (48 to 59 years and >59 years of age… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11357-010-9161-9

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