Engaging in cognitive activities, aging, and mild cognitive impairment: A population-based study

Yonas Endale Geda, Hillary M. Topazian, Robert A. Lewis, Rosebud O Roberts, David S Knopman, V. Shane Pankratz, Teresa J.H.Christianson Christianson, Bradley F Boeve, Eric George Tangalos, Robert J. Ivnik, Ronald Carl Petersen

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Abstract

The authors investigated whether engaging in cognitive activities is associated with aging and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in a cross-sectional study derived from an ongoing populationbased study of normal cognitive aging and MCI in Olmsted County, MN. A random sample of 1,321 study participants ages 70 to 89 (N_1,124 cognitively normal persons, and N_197 subjects with MCI) were interviewed about the frequency of cognitive activities carried out in late life (within 1 year of the date of interview). Computer activities; craft activities, such as knitting, quilting, etc.; playing games; and reading books were associated with decreased odds of having MCI. Social activities, such as traveling, were marginally significant. Even though the point-estimates for reading magazines, playing music, artistic activities, and group activities were associated with reduced odds of having MCI, none of these reached statistical significance. The equally high prevalence of reading newspapers in both groups yielded no significant between-group difference,

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume23
Issue number2
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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Engaging in cognitive activities, aging, and mild cognitive impairment : A population-based study. / Geda, Yonas Endale; Topazian, Hillary M.; Lewis, Robert A.; Roberts, Rosebud O; Knopman, David S; Pankratz, V. Shane; Christianson, Teresa J.H.Christianson; Boeve, Bradley F; Tangalos, Eric George; Ivnik, Robert J.; Petersen, Ronald Carl.

In: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.01.2011, p. 149-154.

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Geda, Yonas Endale ; Topazian, Hillary M. ; Lewis, Robert A. ; Roberts, Rosebud O ; Knopman, David S ; Pankratz, V. Shane ; Christianson, Teresa J.H.Christianson ; Boeve, Bradley F ; Tangalos, Eric George ; Ivnik, Robert J. ; Petersen, Ronald Carl. / Engaging in cognitive activities, aging, and mild cognitive impairment : A population-based study. In: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2011 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 149-154.
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