Effects of the use of alcohol and cigarettes on cognition in elderly adults.

@article{Schinka2002EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the use of alcohol and cigarettes on cognition in elderly adults.},
  author={John A Schinka and Rodney D. Vanderploeg and Miles Rogish and Amy Borenstein Graves and James A. Mortimer and Patricia Isbell Ordoric},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={811-8}
}
The objective of this study was to examine the independent and interactive effects of lifetime patterns of drinking and smoking on cognitive performance in the elderly. A sample of 395 individuals with varying histories of alcohol and cigarette use was drawn from the Charlotte County Healthy Aging Study, a community-based, cross-sectional study of randomly selected older adults of age 60 to 84. Dependent variables were the results of a neuropsychological battery that provided measures of… CONTINUE READING

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