This database contains 6 studies, archived under the term: "african americans"
Optimal blood pressure for cognitive function: findings from an elderly African-American cohort study
Objectives: To report the results from a prospective cohort study on the association between blood pressure (BP) and cognitive function in elderly African Americans.; Design: Prospective cohort study conducted from 1997 to 2009.; Setting: Community-based study in Indianapolis.; Participants: African Americans aged 65 years or older (N = 3,145).; Measurements: At each assessment, participant cognitive […]
A videophone psychosocial intervention for dementia caregivers
Background/objectives: Available services and intervention programs for dementia caregivers are often underutilized because of issues such as cost, logistics, lack of knowledge about available services, or insufficient support from others. Information technologies offer the potential of removing these barriers and facilitating the ability of caregivers to access needed support. This project evaluated the feasibility and […]
Evidence for neurocognitive plasticity in at-risk older adults: the experience corps program
Objective: To determine whether Experience Corps (EC), a social service program, would improve age-vulnerable executive functions and increase activity in brain regions in a high-risk group through increased cognitive and physical activity.; Methods: Eight community-dwelling, older female volunteers and nine matched wait-list controls were recruited to serve in the ongoing EC: Baltimore program in three […]