Purpose in life and cerebral infarcts in community-dwelling older people.

  title={Purpose in life and cerebral infarcts in community-dwelling older people.},
  author={Lei Yu and Patricia A. Boyle and Robert Smith Wilson and S. R. Levine and Julie A Schneider and David A. Bennett},
  volume={46 4},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Purpose in life, the sense that life has meaning and direction, is associated with reduced risks of adverse health outcomes. However, it remains unknown whether purpose in life protects against the risk of cerebral infarcts among community-dwelling older people. We tested the hypothesis that greater purpose in life is associated with lower risk of cerebral infarcts. METHODS Participants came from the Rush Memory and Aging Project. Each participant completed a standard… CONTINUE READING
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