Specific measures of executive function predict cognitive decline in older adults.

  title={Specific measures of executive function predict cognitive decline in older adults.},
  author={Lindsay R. Clark and Dawn M. Schiehser and Gali H. Weissberger and David P. Salmon and Dean C. Delis and Mark W. Bondi},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS},
  volume={18 1},
Decline in executive function has been noted in the prodromal stage of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and may presage more global cognitive declines. In this prospective longitudinal study, five measures of executive function were used to predict subsequent global cognitive decline in initially nondemented older adults. Of 71 participants, 15 demonstrated significant decline over a 1-year period on the Dementia Rating Scale (Mattis, 1988) and the remaining participants remained stable. In the year… CONTINUE READING
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