Preliminary assessment of cognitive function in older adults by clock drawing, box copying and narrative writing.

@article{PaganiniHill2007PreliminaryAO,
  title={Preliminary assessment of cognitive function in older adults by clock drawing, box copying and narrative writing.},
  author={Annlia Paganini-Hill and Linda J. Clark},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={74-81}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine 3 cognitive screening tasks in older adults and determine which demographic, medical and lifestyle variables obtained 13-17 years previously predicted cognitive performance. DESIGN Population-based longitudinal cohort study begun in 1981. SETTING Leisure World Laguna Hills, a California retirement community. PARTICIPANTS The cohort is predominantly white, well educated, upper-middle class; two thirds are women. Data from 1,744 participants (mean age 83 years, range 57… CONTINUE READING