Effects of social integration on preserving memory function in a nationally representative US elderly population.

@article{Ertel2008EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of social integration on preserving memory function in a nationally representative US elderly population.},
  author={Karen A. Ertel and M Maria M Glymour and Lisa F. Berkman},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={98 7},
  pages={1215-20}
}
OBJECTIVES We tested whether social integration protects against memory loss and other cognitive disorders in late life in a nationally representative US sample of elderly adults, whether effects were stronger among disadvantaged individuals, and whether earlier cognitive losses explained the association (reverse causation). METHODS Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (N = 16,638), we examined whether social integration predicted memory change over 6 years. Memory was measured by… CONTINUE READING
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