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Bio-behavioral inquiries regarding cognitive aging and distance to death: The role of gender, APOE, grip strength and subjective memory

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Title: Bio-behavioral inquiries regarding cognitive aging and distance to death: The role of gender, APOE, grip strength and subjective memory
Authors: Praetorius Björk, Marcus
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2016
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I. Praetorius, M., Thorvaldsson, V., Johansson, B. & Hassing, L.B. (2014). Gender differences in cognitive performance in old age: Adjusting for longevity. GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(3), 129-134.

II. Praetorius, M., Thorvaldsson, V., Hassing, L.B. & Johansson, B. (2013). Substantial effects of apolipoprotein E ε4 on memory decline in very old age: longitudinal findings from a population-based sample. Neurobiology of Aging, 34(12), 2734–2739.

III. Praetorius Björk, M., Johansson, B. & Hassing, L.B. (2016). I forgot when I lost my grip - strong associations between cognition and grip strength in level of performance and change across time in relation to impending death. Neurobiology of Aging, 38, 68-72.

IV. Praetorius Björk, M., Johansson, B & Hassing, L.B. (Submitted). Terminal decline in subjective memory in the oldest old and its links with objective memory - A longitudinal investigation in the oldest old.
Date of Defence: 2016-04-08
Disputation: Fredagen den 8 april 2016, kl. 10.00, F1, Psykologiska institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: Psychology
Abstract: To better understand the nature of cognitive functioning later in life, it is important to gain further knowledge regarding factors that contribute to cognitive aging. Therefore, the overall aim of this thesis was to investigate cognitive change in relation to a select set of bio-behavioral markers (i.e. gender, APOE, grip strength and subjective memory) while taking time to death into account. The studies are all based on the OCTO-Twin study, a Swedish longitudinal population-based study on peo... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9772-7
ISSN: 1101-718X
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