Predicting current and future anxiety symptoms in cognitively intact older adults with memory complaints.

TitlePredicting current and future anxiety symptoms in cognitively intact older adults with memory complaints.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsHill, NL, Mogle, J, Bell, TReed, Bhargava, S, Wion, RK, Bhang, I
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
ISSN Number0885-6230
KeywordsAnxiety, coordinated analysis, longitudinal, memory complaints, No terms assigned
Abstract

Objectives Memory complaints are a common concern for older adults and may co‐occur with anxiety symptoms. Although both memory complaints and anxiety are associated with heightened cognitive decline risk, little is known about how these symptoms develop over time. The purpose of this study was to examine the differential concurrent and longitudinal relationships among anxiety symptoms and two types of memory complaints in cognitively intact older adults. Methods/Design The current study sample was drawn from two longitudinal, nationally representative datasets, the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). Cognitively intact older adults aged 65 and over were included, representing six (n = 5069; NHATS) and two (n = 5284; HRS) waves of data, respectively. Using multilevel linear modeling, we tested bidirectional relationships between anxiety and two types of memory complaints: current rating of memory performance and perceived memory de

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31468598
Citation Key2019-52815-00120190903