Effect of a purpose in life on risk of incident Alzheimer disease and mild cognitive impairment in community-dwelling older persons.

@article{Boyle2010EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a purpose in life on risk of incident Alzheimer disease and mild cognitive impairment in community-dwelling older persons.},
  author={Patricia A. Boyle and Aron S Buchman and Lisa L. Barnes and David A. Bennett},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={304-10}
}
CONTEXT Emerging data suggest that psychological and experiential factors are associated with risk of Alzheimer disease (AD), but the association of purpose in life with incident AD is unknown. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that greater purpose in life is associated with a reduced risk of AD. DESIGN Prospective, longitudinal epidemiologic study of aging. SETTING Senior housing facilities and residences across the greater Chicago metropolitan area. PARTICIPANTS More than 900 community… CONTINUE READING
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