Positive and Negative Experiences of Social Support and Risk of Dementia in Later Life: An Investigation Using the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

@inproceedings{Khondoker2017PositiveAN,
  title={Positive and Negative Experiences of Social Support and Risk of Dementia in Later Life: An Investigation Using the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing},
  author={Mizanur Khondoker and Snorri Bjorn Rafnsson and Steve Morris and Martin Orrell and Andrew Steptoe},
  booktitle={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Having a network of close relationships may reduce the risk of developing dementia. However, social exchange theory suggests that social interaction entails both rewards and costs. The effects of quality of close social relationships in later life on the risk of developing dementia are not well understood. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of positive and negative experiences of social support within key relationships (spouse or partner, children, other immediate family, and… CONTINUE READING
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