The Central Executive System in People with Down's Syndrome and Dementia

  title={The Central Executive System in People with Down's Syndrome and Dementia},
  author={S. B. N. Thompson},
  journal={Clinical Gerontologist},
  pages={3 - 32}
  • S. Thompson
  • Published 30 August 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Clinical Gerontologist
ABSTRACT Forty-one clients with learning disabilities (20 Down's Syndrome, 21 non-Down's Syndrome) were assessed using specially selected neuropsychological assessment tools at two time points separated by twelve months. Evidence for hypothesis 1 suggested that people with Down's Syndrome show a greater decline in cognitive abilities with age, compared with other groups of people with learning disabilities. A weak linear association (p < .004; r = .625; 2-tailed) between cognitive performance… 



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