Effect of knowledge of APOE genotype on subjective and objective memory performance in healthy older adults.

@article{Lineweaver2014EffectOK,
  title={Effect of knowledge of APOE genotype on subjective and objective memory performance in healthy older adults.},
  author={Tara T. Lineweaver and Mark William. Bondi and Douglas R. Galasko and David P. Salmon},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={171 2},
  pages={
          201-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The knowledge that one carries the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele risk factor for Alzheimer's disease was recently found to have little short-term psychological risk. The authors investigated the impact of knowledge of carrying the risk allele on subjective ratings of memory and objective memory test performance of older adults. METHOD Using a nested case-control design, the authors administered objective verbal and visual memory tests and self-rating scales of memory function to… CONTINUE READING

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