Background: This paper briefly summarizes recent evidence on the nature of cognitive decline, the variability in individual responses to ageing, and risk factors known to affect the rate of cognitive decline. Method: Data from the Canberra Longitudinal Study were used to examine the course and diversity of cognitive decline. The sample consisted of 887 participants aged 70-93 years, who were examined in 1991 and followed up in 1994 and 1998. Data summarizing significant risk factors for...[Show more]
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