ERIC Number: EJ362096
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Cognitive Function and Prediction of Dementia in Old Age.
La Rue, Asenath; Jarvik, Lissy F.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v25 n2 p79-89 1987
Examined longitudinal changes in cognitive functioning for aging twins. Found that those who were considered demented in old age had achieved lower test scores 20 years prior to diagnosis and experienced greater declines in vocabulary and forward digit span over time than those without dementia. Suggests that dementia may develop very slowly. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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