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Cognitive Functioning in Middle- and High-Income Countries

Kieron Barclay, Carlos Diaz-Venegas, Mikko Myrskylä, Jo Mhairi Hale (MPIDR / University of St Andrews, United Kingdom); in Collaboration with Rebeca Wong, Alejandra Michaels-Obregon, Rafael Samper-Ternent (all: The University of Texas System, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, USA), Neil Kishor Mehta (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

Cognitive function is among the key health dimensions of aging because it affects the quality of life of older adults. The project investigates the influence of socioeconomic and demographic differences on cognition in middle- and high-income countries.  Detailed Description


Hale, J. M.; Schneider, D. C.; Gampe, J.; Mehta, N. K.; Myrskylä, M.:
Epidemiology 31:5, 745–754. (2020)    
Hale, J. M.; Schneider, D. C.; Mehta, N. K.; Myrskylä, M.:
SSM-Population Health 11:100577, 1–9. (2020)    
Díaz-Venegas, C.; Downer, B.; Langa, K. M.; Wong, R.:
In: Contextualizing health and aging in the Americas: effects of space, time and place, 85–107. Cham: Springer. (2019)    
Díaz-Venegas, C.; Semper-Ternent, R.; Michaels-Obregón, A.; Wong, R.:
Aging and Mental Health 23:11, 1586–1594. (2019)    
Gerstorf, D.; Drewelies, J.; Düzel, S.; Smith, J.; Wahl, H.-W.; Schilling, O. K.; Kunzmann, U.; Siebert, J. S.; Katzorreck, M.; Eibich, P.; Demuth, I.; Steinhagen-Thiessen, E.; Wagner , G. G.; Lindenberger, U.; Heckhausen, J.; Ram, N.:
Psychology and Aging 34:8, 1090–1108. (2019)
Sáenz, J. L.; Díaz-Venegas, C.; Crimmins, E. M.:
Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 1–13. (2019)
Díaz-Venegas, C.; Schneider, D. C.; Myrskylä, M.; Mehta, N. K.:
PLoS One 12:12, e0190488–e0190488. (2017)    
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