Executive dysfunction correlates with impaired functional status in older adults with varying degrees of cognitive impairment.

@article{Pereira2008ExecutiveDC,
  title={Executive dysfunction correlates with impaired functional status in older adults with varying degrees of cognitive impairment.},
  author={Filipi da Silva Pereira and M{\^o}nica Sanches Yassuda and Arthur MP Oliveira and Orestes Vicente Forlenza},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={1104-15}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported an association between executive dysfunction and the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL)s among older adults. This study aims to examine the association between executive functions and functional status in a cross-section of older adults with varying degrees of cognitive impairment. METHODS 89 individuals (mean age 73.8 years) were recruited at a memory clinic in São Paulo, Brazil. Subjects underwent evaluation, and were allocated into… CONTINUE READING