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Robust Norms for Neuropsychological Tests of Verbal Episodic Memory in Australian Women

Alicia M Goodwill, Stephen Campbell, Victor W Henderson, Alexandra Gorelik, Lorraine Dennerstein, Michael McClung, Cassandra Szoeke



OBJECTIVE: Robust norms for neuropsychological tests may offer superior clinical utility to conventional norms, in their ability to distinguish normal cognitive aging from prodromal dementia. However, the availability of robust norms from midlife, where cognitive changes in those at risk of disease may arise, is limited. This study presents demographically stratified robust norms for tests of verbal memory in Australian women. METHOD: Participants were from the population-based Women's Healthy Ageing Project. Baseline (1999 to 2002; n = 368; age range = 53-67years) and follow-up (2012 to 2014; n = 291; age range = 65-80years) measures of word-list and story recall were administered at least ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for the HAP has been provided in part by the National Health and Medical Research Council ([NHMRC] Grants 547600, 1032350, and 1062133), the Ramaciotti Foundation, the Australian Healthy Ageing Organisation, the Royal Australian College of Physicians, the Maple-Brown Family Charitable Foundation, the Brain Foundation, the Alzheimer's Association (Grant NIA320312), the Australian Menopausal Society, Bayer Healthcare, Shepherd Foundation, Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Foundation, Collier Trust Fund, J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust, Mason Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association of Australia. Inaugural funding was provided by VicHealth, the NHMRC, and the Alzheimer's Association of America (Grant IIRG-01-2684). The HAP Principal Investigator Cassandra Szoeke is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council. Victor W. Henderson was supported by National Institutes of Health Grant P50 AG047366. The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.