The cortisol awakening response is related to executive function in older age.

@article{Evans2012TheCA,
  title={The cortisol awakening response is related to executive function in older age.},
  author={Phil D Evans and Frank Hucklebridge and Catherine Loveday and Angela Clow},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={201-4}
}
Changes in the cortisol awakening response (CAR) have been reportedly associated with older age and may reflect changes in cognitive performance. However methodological issues around adherence, in regard to careful timing of the CAR, suggest caution in drawing firm conclusions. More investigation is also needed regarding which cognitive domains may be most relevant. Executive Function (EF) is linked strongly to functioning of the frontal cortex, itself linked to cortisol secretion via… CONTINUE READING

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