Social and biological determinants of cognitive aging.

  title={Social and biological determinants of cognitive aging.},
  author={Eric J Brunner},
  journal={Neurobiology of aging},
  volume={26 Suppl 1},
The aging of populations increases the importance of cognitive function as a public health issue. The Whitehall II study is investigating influences on aging processes within social context, with tests in five domains of cognitive function (short-term memory, inductive reasoning, vocabulary, phonemic and semantic fluency). The tests have now been completed three times over a 10-year period, by participants initially aged 40-60 years. In mid-life, socioeconomic differences in cognitive function… CONTINUE READING

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