Neurologic function in the optimally healthy oldest old: Neuropsychological evaluation

Diane Howieson, L. A. Holm, Jeffrey Kaye, Barry Oken, J. Howieson

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Abstract

We examined cognition on a wide range of standardized neuropsychological tests in two groups of optimally healthy, elderly volunteers. One was composed of community-dwelling, functionally independent individuals aged 84 years and older, and the other group was nearly 20 years younger. The effect of aging was greatest on visual perceptual and constructional tasks rather than on memory tasks. Many cognitive functions were relatively well preserved in the optimally healthy oldest old.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1882-1886
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume43
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1993

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Cognition
Nervous System
Independent Living
Neuropsychological Tests
Healthy Volunteers
Evaluation
Standardized Tests
Cognitive Function
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Neurologic function in the optimally healthy oldest old : Neuropsychological evaluation. / Howieson, Diane; Holm, L. A.; Kaye, Jeffrey; Oken, Barry; Howieson, J.

In: Neurology, Vol. 43, No. 10, 10.1993, p. 1882-1886.

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Howieson, D, Holm, LA, Kaye, J, Oken, B & Howieson, J 1993, 'Neurologic function in the optimally healthy oldest old: Neuropsychological evaluation', Neurology, vol. 43, no. 10, pp. 1882-1886.
Howieson, Diane ; Holm, L. A. ; Kaye, Jeffrey ; Oken, Barry ; Howieson, J. / Neurologic function in the optimally healthy oldest old : Neuropsychological evaluation. In: Neurology. 1993 ; Vol. 43, No. 10. pp. 1882-1886.
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