Temporal relationship between handgrip strength and cognitive performance in oldest old people.

@article{Taekema2012TemporalRB,
  title={Temporal relationship between handgrip strength and cognitive performance in oldest old people.},
  author={Diana G Taekema and Carolina H. Y. Ling and Susan Kurrle and Ian D Cameron and Carel G. M. Meskers and Gerard Jan Blauw and Rudi G. J. Westendorp and Anton J. M de Craen and Andrea B Maier},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={506-12}
}
BACKGROUND cognitive decline and muscle weakness are prevalent health conditions in elderly people. We hypothesised that cognitive decline precedes muscle weakness. OBJECTIVE to analyse the temporal relationship between cognitive performance and handgrip strength in oldest old people. DESIGN prospective population-based 4-year follow-up study. SUBJECTS a total of 555 subjects, all aged 85 years at baseline, were included into the study. METHODS handgrip strength measured at age 85 and… CONTINUE READING