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dc.contributor.authorGiles, Lynne Catherine
dc.contributor.authorAnstey, Kaarin Jane
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Ruth Ballance
dc.contributor.authorLuszcz, Mary Alice
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-04T01:47:37Z
dc.date.available2018-05-04T01:47:37Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-29
dc.identifier.citationLynne C. Giles, Kaarin J. Anstey, Ruth B. Walker, and Mary A. Luszcz, “Social Networks and Memory over 15 Years of Followup in a Cohort of Older Australians: Results from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing,” Journal of Aging Research, vol. 2012, Article ID 856048, 7 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/856048
dc.identifier.issn2090-2204
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1155/2012/856048
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/38038
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2012 Lynne C. Giles et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose was to examine the relationship between different types of social networks and memory over 15 years of followup in a large cohort of older Australians who were cognitively intact at study baseline. Our specific aims were to investigate whether social networks were associated with memory, determine if different types of social networks had different relationships with memory, and examine if changes in memory over time differed according to types of social networks. We used five waves of data from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing, and followed 706 participants with an average age of 78.6 years (SD 5.7) at baseline. The relationships between five types of social networks and changes in memory were assessed. The results suggested a gradient of effect; participants in the upper tertile of friends or overall social networks had better memory scores than those in the mid tertile, who in turn had better memory scores than participants in the lower tertile. There was evidence of a linear, but not quadratic, effect of time on memory, and an interaction between friends’ social networks and time was apparent. Findings are discussed with respect to mechanisms that might explain the observed relationships between social networks and memory.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHindawien
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/229922en
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0879152en
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/ARC/LP0669272en
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/627033en
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1002560en
dc.rightsCopyright © 2012 Lynne C. Giles et al.
dc.subjectsocial network
dc.subjectmemory
dc.subjectolder Australians
dc.subjectElderley people
dc.subjectcognitively intact
dc.subjectrelationships
dc.subjectAustralian Longitudinal Study of Ageing
dc.titleSocial Networks and Memory over 15 Years of Followup in a Cohort of Older Australians: Results from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.relation.grantnumberNHMRC/229922en
dc.relation.grantnumberARC/DP0879152en
dc.relation.grantnumberARC/LP0669272en
dc.relation.grantnumberNHMRC/627033en
dc.relation.grantnumberNHMRC/1002560en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1155/2012/856048
dc.date.updated2018-04-26T08:55:53Z
dc.rights.holderLynne C. Giles et al.
dc.rights.licenseCC-BY
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupWalker, Ruth: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5936-1068en_US


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