Negative Perceptions About Aging Modify the Association Between Frailty and Cognitive Function in Older Adults

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Older adults who are physically frail have poorer cognition compared to their robust peers. The mechanisms behind this association have yet to be established. Recent research has suggested that self-perceptions of aging are important predictors of physical and cognitive function in later life. This paper investigated whether self-perceptions of aging modify the relationship between frailty and cognitive function.

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subject terms

Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Health: Brain & Mental

Aging & Longevity > Health: Physical

Aging & Longevity > Health

contributor

D. Robertson

related organization

Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA)

resource type

Research and Study

year

2006