Cognitive function in childhood and lifetime cognitive change in relation to mental wellbeing in four cohorts of older people

Catharine R. Gale, Rachel Cooper, Leone Craig, Jane Elliott, Diana Kuh, Marcus Richards, John M Starr, Lawrence J Whalley, Ian J Deary

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Abstract

Poorer cognitive ability in youth is a risk factor for later mental health problems but it is largely unknown whether cognitive ability, in youth or in later life, is predictive of mental wellbeing. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether cognitive ability at age 11 years, cognitive ability in later life, or lifetime cognitive change are associated with mental wellbeing in older people.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e44860
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume7
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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