Openness to experience is related to better memory ability in older adults with questionable dementia

  title={Openness to experience is related to better memory ability in older adults with questionable dementia},
  author={Douglas P. Terry and Antonio Nicolas Puente and Courtney Lee Brown and Carlos Faraco and L. Stephen Miller},
  journal={Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology},
  pages={509 - 517}
The personality traits Openness to experience and Neuroticism of the five-factor model have previously been associated with memory performance in nondemented older adults, but this relationship has not been investigated in samples with memory impairment. Our examination of 50 community-dwelling older adults (29 cognitively intact; 21 with questionable dementia as determined by the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale) showed that demographic variables (age, years of education, gender, and estimated… 

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