No cross-sectional evidence for an increased relation of cognitive and sensory abilities in old age
|Title||No cross-sectional evidence for an increased relation of cognitive and sensory abilities in old age|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Ihle, A, Oris, M, Fagot, D, Kliegel, M|
|Journal||Aging & Mental Health|
|Keywords||cognitive performance, older adults, sensory abilities|
Objectives: A key question in gerontological research concerns whether good functioning can be maintained in some cognitive abilities in old age, even if deficits occur in other cognitive or sensory abilities. Our goals were to investigate relations of cognitive and sensory abilities in old age, whether these relations differed in size across old age, and whether this was affected by general cognitive ability (processing speed), educational level, and/or general health status.