Education and the cognitive decline associated with MRI-defined brain infarct

  title={Education and the cognitive decline associated with MRI-defined brain infarct},
  author={Jacob S. Elkins and William T. Longstreth and Teri A. Manolio and Anne B. Newman and Rafeeque A. Bhadelia and Susan Johnston},
  pages={435 - 440}
Objective: To assess whether educational attainment, a correlate of cognitive reserve, predicts the amount of cognitive decline associated with a new brain infarct. Methods: The Cardiovascular Health Study is a population-based, longitudinal study of people aged 65 years and older. Cognitive function was measured annually using the Modified Mini-Mental State Examination (3MS) and the Digit-Symbol Substitution Test (DSST). The authors tested whether education level modified 1) the cross… 

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