Stroke risk predicts verbal fluency decline in healthy older men: evidence from the normative aging study.

@article{Brady2001StrokeRP,
  title={Stroke risk predicts verbal fluency decline in healthy older men: evidence from the normative aging study.},
  author={Christopher B. Brady and A. G. Spiro and Regina McGlinchey-Berroth and William P. Milberg and J. Michael Gaziano},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={P340-6}
}
Risk factors for stroke cause ischemic changes in the cerebral white matter that may affect frontal lobe functions more than other brain functions. Therefore, stroke risk could specifically affect performance on behavioral indexes traditionally associated with frontal lobe function such as verbal fluency. The authors examined this hypothesis in 235 healthy older men (mean age = 66.41 years) who received concurrent medical and neuropsychological examinations twice at a 3-year interval. Relations… CONTINUE READING