Social cognition in nursing home residents with and without cognitive impairment.

@article{Washburn2006SocialCI,
  title={Social cognition in nursing home residents with and without cognitive impairment.},
  author={Allyson M Washburn and Laura Prouty Sands},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={P174-9}
}
Dementia affects the specific cognitive abilities underlying social functioning in ways that are just beginning to be understood. This pilot study compared the performances of 15 nursing home residents with cognitive impairment and 25 without cognitive impairment on a broad range of measures of social-cognitive functioning. The cognitively impaired group scored significantly lower than the unimpaired group on tests of face processing, person perception, and social reasoning but not on tests of… CONTINUE READING