Campus Units

Human Development and Family Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

12-2012

Journal or Book Title

Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition

Volume

20

Issue

5

First Page

620

Last Page

637

DOI

10.1080/13825585.2012.761671

Abstract

We previously presented normative data from a relatively large, population-based sample (n = 244) of centenarians and a reference group of octogenarians (n = 80) for several brief, global neurocognitive tasks adapted for use for older adults with physical and sensory limitations (Miller et al., 2010 Miller, L. S., Mitchell, M. B., Woodard, J. L., Davey, A., Martin, P., Poon, L. W., … Siegler, I. C. (2010). Cognitive performance in centenarians and the oldest old: Norms from the Georgia Centenarian Study. Neuropsychological, Development, and Cognition. Section B: Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 17, 575–590. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2010.481355[Taylor & Francis Online], [Web of Science ®], [Google Scholar], Neuropsychological, Development, and Cognition. Section B: Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 17, 575). Here, we present additional normative data on several domain-specific tasks from these samples from Phase III of the Georgia Centenarian Study, including measures of verbal abstract reasoning, fluency, memory, and motor function. Expected age differences were demonstrated across all cognitive measures, and, consistent with our previous findings, centenarians showed a stronger association between age and performance. Normative tables are presented unweighted as well as population-weighted, and stratified by age and education level. These findings offer a unique contribution to the literature on cognitive aging, as normative performance in this age group is understudied and largely unavailable to clinicians and researchers.

Comments

This manuscript is published as Mitchell, Meghan B., L. Stephen Miller, John L. Woodard, Adam Davey, Peter Martin, Leonard W. Poon, and Georgia Centenarian Study. "Norms from the Georgia Centenarian Study: Measures of verbal abstract reasoning, fluency, memory, and motor function." Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition 20, no. 5 (2013): 620-637., doi: 10.1080/13825585.2012.761671. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Taylor & Francis

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Gerontology Commons

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