Evidence for Cognitive Aging in Midlife Women: Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation

@inproceedings{Karlamangla2017EvidenceFC,
  title={Evidence for Cognitive Aging in Midlife Women: Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation},
  author={Arun S. Karlamangla and Margie Lachman and Weijuan Han and Meihua Huang and Gail A Greendale},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
Although cross-sectional studies suggest that cognitive aging starts in midlife, few longitudinal studies have documented within-individual declines in cognitive performance before the seventh decade. Learning from repeat testing, or practice effects, can mask the decline in younger cohorts. In women, the menopause transition also affects test performance and can confound estimates of underlying decline. We designed this study to determine if, after controlling for practice effects, the… CONTINUE READING

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