Neuroticism scores increase with late-life cognitive decline.

  title={Neuroticism scores increase with late-life cognitive decline.},
  author={Stephanie E Waggel and Darren M. Lipnicki and Kim Delbaere and Nicole A. Kochan and Brian Draper and Gavin Andrews and Perminder S. Sachdev and Henry Brodaty},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={30 9},
OBJECTIVE Neuroticism has been reported as both a risk factor for cognitive decline and a characteristic that increases in parallel with the development of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia. However, the evidence for these associations is inconclusive, and whether effects are stronger for particular cognitive domains is unknown. We investigated these issues and determined if associations differ among different components of neuroticism. METHODS A neuroticism scale (NEO-FFI) and… CONTINUE READING
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