Terminal decline in cognitive function.

  title={Terminal decline in cognitive function.},
  author={Robert Smith Wilson and Laurel A Beckett and Julia L. Bienias and Denis A. Evans and David A. Bennett},
  volume={60 11},
BACKGROUND Impending death is thought to be associated with age-related cognitive decline, but this association has not been well studied. METHODS Participants were 763 older Roman Catholic nuns, priests, and brothers without dementia at baseline. They completed an average of 5.6 annual evaluations (range 2 to 9), with >95% follow-up participation in survivors. Each evaluation included administration of 19 cognitive function tests from which previously established measures of global cognition… CONTINUE READING

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