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04-12-18 Neuropsicologia

Proxy variables of Cognitive Reserve

in an Argentine population of older Adults.

Background:


The most frequently used cognitive reserve indicators are variables related to life experiences such as education, professional status, intelligence and participation in recreational, cultural, social and cognitive activities. These experiences can influence brain anatomy, promoting neuronal plasticity and improving reserve. In this way, an increase in the frequency of activities of our daily life that involve the use of cognitive resources can prevent the pathology associated with cognitive deterioration.
The aim of the present study is to analyze if there is a difference in some of the main variables that structure CR patients with MCI and healthy older adults living in CABA, Argentina.

 

Method:


This was a restrospective comparative study of 145 MCI patients (n= 82) (M=76, 74 years old; ds=6.8 years) and healthy older adults (n=63) (M=71.51 years (ds=8.92) Instruments: Questionnaire of Social Demographic Data (built ad hoc), Questionnaire of Social Participation and the Questionnaire on Agency of Labor Activity (CAAL, according to its acronym in Spanish), TAP-R Spanish version.


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