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The association between change in cognitive ability and cause-specific mortality in a community sample of older adults

Batterham, Philip; Mackinnon, Andrew; Christensen, Helen


While there is consistent evidence that initial levels of cognitive ability predict mortality, there is mixed evidence for a relationship between changes in cognition and mortality. There have been few studies that have examined whether the level and slope of cognitive performance is predictive of subsequent mortality from all causes or from cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart disease, respiratory disease, or cancer. This study aimed to assess whether the level and slope of cognitive ability...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychology and Aging
DOI: 10.1037/a0024517


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