Declining executive control in normal aging predicts change in functional status: the Freedom House Study.

@article{Royall2004DecliningEC,
  title={Declining executive control in normal aging predicts change in functional status: the Freedom House Study.},
  author={Donald R Royall and Raymond F Palmer and Laura K Chiodo and Marsha J Polk},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={346-52}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the contribution of executive control function (ECF) to functional status. DESIGN Three-year longitudinal cohort study. SETTING A comprehensive-care retirement community. PARTICIPANTS Five hundred forty-seven noninstitutionalized septuagenarians. MEASUREMENTS The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Executive Interview (EXIT25). Functional status was assessed using instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). Latent growth curves of MMSE, EXIT25, and IADL… CONTINUE READING