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Normal cognitive changes in ageing

Low, Lee-Fay; Anstey, Kaarin


BACKGROUND: Cognitive abilities decline with normal aging. Fluid abilities such as speed and problem solving show declines from early adulthood, and crystallised abilities such as knowledge and expertise increase until old age. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews changes in normal cognitive aging a nd associated risk factors. It aims to provide a framework for approaching the differentiation of normal cognitive aging from dementia through awareness of mental status screening and changes from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Family Physician


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