Negative social interactions and risk of mild cognitive impairment in old age.

@article{Wilson2015NegativeSI,
  title={Negative social interactions and risk of mild cognitive impairment in old age.},
  author={Robert Smith Wilson and Patricia A. Boyle and Bryan D. James and S E Leurgans and Aron S Buchman and David A. Bennett},
  journal={Neuropsychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={561-70}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that negative social interaction is associated with increased risk of mild cognitive impairment and rate of cognitive decline. METHODS Participants were 529 older people without cognitive impairment at study onset. They completed annual evaluations that included assessment of negative social interactions (e.g., unsympathetic behavior, rejection), cognitive testing, and clinical classification of mild cognitive impairment. RESULTS During a mean of 4.8 years… CONTINUE READING