Poor decision making is a consequence of cognitive decline among older persons without Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment.

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Boyle, Patricia A.; Yu, Lei; Wilson, Robert S.; Gamble, Keith; Buchman, Aron S.; Bennett, David A.;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 7,issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043647, pmc: PMC3423371
  • Subject: Social and Behavioral Sciences | Research Article | Cognitive Psychology | Memory | Mental Health | Psychiatry | Epidemiology of Aging | Epidemiology | Evolutionary Biology | Psychology | Working Memory | Neurology | Biology | Neuroscience | Medicine | Anatomy and Physiology | Q | R | Population Biology | Decision Making | Science | Dementia | Physiological Processes | Aging | Cognitive Neuroscience

Objective Decision making is an important determinant of health and well-being across the lifespan but is critical in aging, when many influential decisions are made just as cognitive function declines. Increasing evidence suggests that older adults, even those without ... View more