Kaarin Anstey

Summary

Affiliation: Australian National University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Characterizing mild cognitive disorders in the young-old over 8 years: prevalence, estimated incidence, stability of diagnosis, and impact on IADLs
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Electronic address
    Alzheimers Dement 9:640-8. 2013
  2. pmc Can social dancing prevent falls in older adults? a protocol of the Dance, Aging, Cognition, Economics (DAnCE) fall prevention randomised controlled trial
    Dafna Merom
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:477. 2013
  3. pmc A simple measure with complex determinants: investigation of the correlates of self-rated health in older men and women from three continents
    Davina J French
    Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:649. 2012
  4. pmc Development of a new method for assessing global risk of Alzheimer's disease for use in population health approaches to prevention
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, Bldg 63, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    Prev Sci 14:411-21. 2013
  5. pmc A 12-week multidomain intervention versus active control to reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Research on Ageing Health and Wellbeing, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Trials 14:60. 2013
  6. doi request reprint The role of cognitive and visual abilities as predictors in the Multifactorial Model of Driving Safety
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 45:766-74. 2012
  7. pmc Incidence of self-reported brain injury and the relationship with substance abuse: findings from a longitudinal community survey
    Robert J Tait
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200 Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:171. 2010
  8. pmc Baseline factors predictive of serious suicidality at follow-up: findings focussing on age and gender from a community-based study
    A Kate Fairweather-Schmidt
    Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men s Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, South Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 10:41. 2010
  9. pmc The choice of self-rated health measures matter when predicting mortality: evidence from 10 years follow-up of the Australian longitudinal study of ageing
    Kerry A Sargent-Cox
    Ageing Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 10:18. 2010
  10. pmc The association of APOE genotype and cognitive decline in interaction with risk factors in a 65-69 year old community sample
    Helen Christensen
    The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 8:14. 2008

Detail Information

Publications96

  1. doi request reprint Characterizing mild cognitive disorders in the young-old over 8 years: prevalence, estimated incidence, stability of diagnosis, and impact on IADLs
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Electronic address
    Alzheimers Dement 9:640-8. 2013
    ..The authors' goal was to estimate the incidence and prevalence of MCI and MCD, characterize subgroups with stable vs nonstable diagnoses, and evaluate the impact of diagnosis on daily life in a young-old cohort...
  2. pmc Can social dancing prevent falls in older adults? a protocol of the Dance, Aging, Cognition, Economics (DAnCE) fall prevention randomised controlled trial
    Dafna Merom
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:477. 2013
    ..This study aims to determine whether participation in social dancing: i) reduces the number of falls; and ii) improves cognitive functions associated with fall risk in older people...
  3. pmc A simple measure with complex determinants: investigation of the correlates of self-rated health in older men and women from three continents
    Davina J French
    Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:649. 2012
    ..This study investigates levels of self-rated health (SRH) and correlates of SRH among older adults in Australia, United States of America (USA), Japan and South Korea...
  4. pmc Development of a new method for assessing global risk of Alzheimer's disease for use in population health approaches to prevention
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, Bldg 63, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    Prev Sci 14:411-21. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc A 12-week multidomain intervention versus active control to reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Research on Ageing Health and Wellbeing, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Trials 14:60. 2013
    ..The current study describes the development of an evidence-based, theoretically-driven multidomain intervention to reduce AD risk in adults at risk...
  6. doi request reprint The role of cognitive and visual abilities as predictors in the Multifactorial Model of Driving Safety
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 45:766-74. 2012
    ..These included an adaptation of the well validated Useful Field of View (UFOV) and two newer measures, namely a Hazard Perception Test (HPT), and a Hazard Change Detection Task (HCDT)...
  7. pmc Incidence of self-reported brain injury and the relationship with substance abuse: findings from a longitudinal community survey
    Robert J Tait
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200 Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:171. 2010
    ....
  8. pmc Baseline factors predictive of serious suicidality at follow-up: findings focussing on age and gender from a community-based study
    A Kate Fairweather-Schmidt
    Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men s Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, South Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 10:41. 2010
    ....
  9. pmc The choice of self-rated health measures matter when predicting mortality: evidence from 10 years follow-up of the Australian longitudinal study of ageing
    Kerry A Sargent-Cox
    Ageing Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 10:18. 2010
    ..We used a dynamic evaluation model to investigate the sensitivity of time-varying SRH measures with different reference points to predict mortality in older adults over time...
  10. pmc The association of APOE genotype and cognitive decline in interaction with risk factors in a 65-69 year old community sample
    Helen Christensen
    The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 8:14. 2008
    ..A cross-sectional study on the lifespan effects of the *E4 allele 1 failed to find any effect of the *E4 allele on cognitive performance at ages 20-24, 40-44 or 60-64 years...
  11. pmc Follow-up of mild cognitive impairment and related disorders over four years in adults in their sixties: the PATH Through Life Study
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, A C T, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 26:226-33. 2008
    ..The study aimed to estimate incidence rates of mild cognitive impairment and related disorders, and conversion to dementia...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for depression in a longitudinal, population-based study including individuals in the community and residential care
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Ageing Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:497-505. 2007
    ..Demographic, medical, health behavior, functional and cognitive measures, and transition to residential care are evaluated as risk factors for depression over eight years...
  13. ncbi request reprint Predicting driving cessation over 5 years in older adults: psychological well-being and cognitive competence are stronger predictors than physical health
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:121-6. 2006
    ..To examine psychological, medical, and sensorimotor risk factors that predict driving cessation in older adults...
  14. ncbi request reprint Between- and within-individual effects of visual contrast sensitivity on perceptual matching, processing speed, and associative memory in older adults
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Gerontology 52:124-30. 2006
    ..Although cross-sectional studies have demonstrated associations between visual contrast sensitivity and cognitive test performance, it remains unclear whether peripheral visual or perceptual factors explain the association...
  15. doi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors and life events as antecedents of depressive symptoms in middle and early-old age: PATH Through Life Study
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Psychosom Med 71:937-43. 2009
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Different cognitive profiles for single compared with recurrent fallers without dementia
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Neuropsychology 23:500-8. 2009
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Smoking as a risk factor for dementia and cognitive decline: a meta-analysis of prospective studies
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, School of Psychology, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 166:367-78. 2007
    ..07, 95% CI: -0.11, -0.03), but the groups were not different regarding risk of vascular dementia or any dementia. The authors concluded that elderly smokers have increased risks of dementia and cognitive decline...
  18. doi request reprint Cholesterol as a risk factor for dementia and cognitive decline: a systematic review of prospective studies with meta-analysis
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Ageing Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:343-54. 2008
    ..These data are required to inform recommendations of modulation of cholesterol to reduce or delay dementia risk...
  19. ncbi request reprint Corpus callosum size, reaction time speed and variability in mild cognitive disorders and in a normative sample
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 45:1911-20. 2007
    ..We propose that biological limits on reserve capacity must occur in mild cognitive disorders that result in stronger brain-behavior relationships being observed...
  20. ncbi request reprint An 8-year prospective study of the relationship between cognitive performance and falling in very old adults
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Ageing Research Unit, Center for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1169-76. 2006
    ..To determine whether cognitive performance, as distinct from cognitive impairment, predicts falling during an 8-year follow-up in a community-based sample of very old adults and to evaluate how cognitive change is associated with falling...
  21. ncbi request reprint The effect of cataract surgery on neuropsychological test performance: a randomized controlled trial
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 12:632-9. 2006
    ..Short-term increased neural stimulation from improved visual function does not appear to affect cognitive performance...
  22. ncbi request reprint Weekly alcohol consumption, brain atrophy, and white matter hyperintensities in a community-based sample aged 60 to 64 years
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Psychosom Med 68:778-85. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the association between weekly alcohol consumption and brain atrophy in adults aged 60 to 64 years...
  23. doi request reprint Alcohol exposure and cognitive development: an example of why we need a contextualized, dynamic life course approach to cognitive ageing--a mini-review
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Ageing Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Gerontology 54:283-91. 2008
    ..Such a framework is required for developing a range of personal and environmental interventions to optimize cognitive development in the population, and to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment in late life...
  24. ncbi request reprint Psychological well-being is an independent predictor of falling in an 8-year follow-up of older adults
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P249-P257. 2008
    ..We conclude that the three well-being measures are independently associated with falling and need to be considered in fall-risk assessments and population-based prevention and intervention strategies...
  25. doi request reprint Comparison of self-reported crashes, state crash records and an on-road driving assessment in a population-based sample of drivers aged 69-95 years
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Traffic Inj Prev 10:84-90. 2009
    ..The study evaluated associations between outcome measures used in driving research including self-reported crashes, state crash records, and an on-road driving test (ORT)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Selective non-response to clinical assessment in the longitudinal study of aging: implications for estimating population levels of cognitive function and dementia
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:704-9. 2002
    ..to identify the cognitive outcome of interviewed participants who did not progress to partake in clinical assessments in a longitudinal aging study...
  27. ncbi request reprint Normal cognitive changes in aging
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Ageing Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University
    Aust Fam Physician 33:783-7. 2004
    ..Cognitive abilities decline with normal aging. Fluid abilities such as speed and problem solving show declines from early adulthood, and crystallised abilities such as knowledge and expertise increase until old age...
  28. ncbi request reprint The interpretation of shared age-related variance among factors in cross-sectional cognitive aging studies
    Kaarin Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Resesrch, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Gerontology 48:2-4; discussion 22-9. 2002
    ..Methods to estimate bias in cross-sectional studies are required as is greater awareness of this potential bias...
  29. ncbi request reprint Association of pulmonary function with cognitive performance in early, middle and late adulthood
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Gerontology 50:230-4. 2004
    ..This study investigated whether this association is present for a range of cognitive measures, at three stages of adulthood, and whether it remains after controlling for demographic, health and lifestyle factors...
  30. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal designs, methods and analysis in psychiatric research
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:93-104. 2004
    ..To outline the strengths and limitations of longitudinal research designs in psychiatry, and to describe different types of longitudinal designs and methods for analyzing longitudinal data...
  31. ncbi request reprint A latent growth curve analysis of late-life sensory and cognitive function over 8 years: evidence for specific and common factors underlying change
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    Psychol Aging 18:714-26. 2003
    ..Rate of change in Hearing was weakly associated with rate of change in Memory. The results support a theory incorporating a major role for unique factors in addition to common factors underlying sensory and cognitive change in old age...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional and longitudinal patterns of dedifferentiation in late-life cognitive and sensory function: the effects of age, ability, attrition, and occasion of measurement
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    J Exp Psychol Gen 132:470-87. 2003
    ..These results do not support the view that shared biological factors become increasingly important for explaining within-individual change in cognitive and sensory function in later life...
  33. ncbi request reprint The role of volumetric MRI in understanding mild cognitive impairment and similar classifications
    K J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Aging Ment Health 7:238-50. 2003
    ..Longitudinal results confirm that initial hippocampal volume is predictive of conversion to AD. Greater standardization in methodology and the development of normative age-referenced databases of regional brain volumes is required...
  34. ncbi request reprint Mortality risk varies according to gender and change in depressive status in very old adults
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Psychosom Med 64:880-8. 2002
    ..We aimed to evaluate whether gender and different patterns of change in depressive status over 2 years were associated with different risks of mortality in the subsequent 6 years...
  35. ncbi request reprint A population survey found an association between self-reports of traumatic brain injury and increased psychiatric symptoms
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1202-9. 2004
    ..This study determined whether self-reported Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), identified in a community sample and occurring up to 60 years previously, is associated with current psychiatric symptoms, suicidality, and psychologic well-being...
  36. ncbi request reprint Cognitive, sensory and physical factors enabling driving safety in older adults
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Clin Psychol Rev 25:45-65. 2005
    ..We propose that three enabling factors (cognition, sensory function and physical function/medical conditions) predict driving ability, but that accurate self-monitoring of these enabling factors is required for safe driving behaviour...
  37. pmc Estimates of probable dementia prevalence from population-based surveys compared with dementia prevalence estimates based on meta-analyses
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    BMC Neurol 10:62. 2010
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Body mass index in midlife and late-life as a risk factor for dementia: a meta-analysis of prospective studies
    K J Anstey
    Ageing Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research Medical School, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Obes Rev 12:e426-37. 2011
    ..We conclude that underweight, overweight and obesity in midlife increase dementia risk. Further research evaluating late-life BMI and dementia is required...
  39. ncbi request reprint Lower cognitive test scores observed in alcohol abstainers are associated with demographic, personality, and biological factors: the PATH Through Life Project
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Addiction 100:1291-301. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that demographic and personality variables would be important for explaining the association in all age cohorts, but that health variables would be more important in the older age-cohorts...
  40. doi request reprint Chronological age and age-related cognitive deficits are associated with an increase in multiple types of driving errors in late life
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Neuropsychology 25:613-21. 2011
    ..Little is known about how normal cognitive changes in aging affect driving in the wider population of adults who drive regularly. We evaluated the association of cognitive function and age with driving errors...
  41. doi request reprint Indigenous Australians are under-represented in longitudinal ageing studies
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 35:331-6. 2011
    ..This study aimed to identify the available data on the health of older Indigenous Australians in population-based longitudinal studies of ageing...
  42. doi request reprint Understanding ageing in older Australians: the contribution of the Dynamic Analyses to Optimise Ageing (DYNOPTA) project to the evidence base and policy
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 30:24-31. 2011
    ..DYNOPTA provides a platform and technical expertise that may be used to combine other national and international datasets...
  43. ncbi request reprint Biomarkers, health, lifestyle, and demographic variables as correlates of reaction time performance in early, middle, and late adulthood
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    Q J Exp Psychol A 58:5-21. 2005
    ..We conclude that for the ages studied, biomarkers are more important than health factors for explaining age differences in reaction time performance...
  44. ncbi request reprint Hippocampal and amygdalar volumes in relation to handedness in adults aged 60-64
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Neuroreport 15:2825-9. 2004
    ..We conclude that volumetric differences by handedness must be taken into account where hippocampal volumes are of clinical importance. Our results may also explain reports of lower rates of dementia in left-handed individuals...
  45. ncbi request reprint Clinical and neuroimaging correlates of mild cognitive impairment in a middle-aged community sample: the personality and total health through life 60+ study
    Rajeev Kumar
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 21:44-50. 2006
    ..Structural neuroimaging may not have an added advantage in the detection of MCI in middle-aged community-dwelling subjects. It may be that this age group is too young for such brain changes to be identified...
  46. ncbi request reprint Age and gender differences among Australian suicide ideators: prevalence and correlates
    A Kate Fairweather
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:130-6. 2007
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Determinants of self-rated health items with different points of reference: implications for health measurement of older adults
    Kerry A Sargent-Cox
    Aging Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200
    J Aging Health 20:739-61. 2008
    ..This study assessed whether three commonly used self-rated health (SRH) items (global, age-comparative, and self-comparative) are equivalent measures of health perception for older adults...
  48. ncbi request reprint A community survey demonstrated cohort differences in the lifetime prevalence of self-reported head injury
    Peter Butterworth
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:742-8. 2004
    ..The objective of the study was to assess the lifetime prevalence and validity of self-reported head injury...
  49. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption as a risk factor for dementia and cognitive decline: meta-analysis of prospective studies
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:542-55. 2009
    ..It is unclear whether this reflects selection effects in cohort studies commencing in late life, a protective effect of alcohol consumption throughout adulthood, or a specific benefit of alcohol in late life...
  50. doi request reprint Association of type 2 diabetes with depression, brain atrophy, and reduced fine motor speed in a 60- to 64-year-old community sample
    Rajeev Kumar
    Department of Psychological Medicine, The Canberra Clinical School, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:989-98. 2008
    ..The authors hypothesized that subjects with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to be depressed, have more brain atrophy, and poorer cognitive function compared with nondiabetic comparison subjects...
  51. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, risk factors and treatment for substance abuse in older adults
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 19:587-92. 2006
    ..This paper briefly outlines new research on the epidemiology of alcohol and drug use in the older population, describes mental and cognitive consequences of substance use and summarizes recent treatment trials for alcohol dependence...
  52. pmc Hippocampal volume is positively associated with behavioural inhibition (BIS) in a large community-based sample of mid-life adults: the PATH through life study
    Nicolas Cherbuin
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 3:262-9. 2008
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Retirement and mental health: analysis of the Australian national survey of mental health and well-being
    Peter Butterworth
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT Australia
    Soc Sci Med 62:1179-91. 2006
    ..Given current policy changes in many countries to curtail early retirement, these findings highlight the need to consider mental health, and its influencing factors, when encouraging continued employment amongst older adults...
  54. doi request reprint Factors that explain the poorer mental health of caregivers: Results from a community survey of older Australians
    Peter Butterworth
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 44:616-24. 2010
    ....
  55. pmc In vivo hippocampal measurement and memory: a comparison of manual tracing and automated segmentation in a large community-based sample
    Nicolas Cherbuin
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    PLoS ONE 4:e5265. 2009
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Education, atrophy, and cognitive change in an epidemiological sample in early old age
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:218-26. 2009
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy and cognition in an Australian representative sample aged 60-64 years
    Lee Fay Low
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Maturitas 54:86-94. 2006
    ..To investigate the relationship between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and level of cognitive performance intra-individual variability, and interactions with statin use, progesterone therapy and type of menopause...
  58. ncbi request reprint Hopelessness, demoralization and suicidal behaviour: the backdrop to welfare reform in Australia
    Peter Butterworth
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:648-56. 2006
    ..To estimate rates of suicidal ideation and attempts, and psychological characteristics of demoralization among Australian income support recipients. To provide information for policy-makers to inform the current welfare reform discussion...
  59. doi request reprint Risk factors of transition from normal cognition to mild cognitive disorder: the PATH through Life Study
    Nicolas Cherbuin
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, A C T, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 28:47-55. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to identify physical and mental health and lifestyle predictors of transition from normal cognition to mild cognitive disorder (MCD)...
  60. ncbi request reprint Sex and symmetry differences in hippocampal volumetrics: before and beyond the opening of the crus of the fornix
    Jerome J Maller
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Hippocampus 16:80-90. 2006
    ..In conclusion, this study showed that including the posterior part of the tail can influence the results of HC measurement. An argument is presented that accurate HC volumes should include the entire HC and not exclude the tail...
  61. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy, brain volumes and white matter in postmenopausal women aged 60-64 years
    Lee Fay Low
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Neuroreport 17:101-4. 2006
    ..While acknowledging the limitations of a cross-sectional study, the results argue against hormone replacement therapy being protective against brain changes associated with ageing in women in their early 60s...
  62. ncbi request reprint Associations of biomarkers, cognition and self-reports of sensory function with self-reported driving behaviour and confidence
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Gerontology 49:196-202. 2003
    ..Older adults report self-regulating their driving habits but little is known about factors associated with driving habits and driving confidence...
  63. ncbi request reprint The brain reserve hypothesis, brain atrophy and aging
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Gerontology 53:82-95. 2007
    ..A variety of brain reserve hypotheses exist, and different empirical strategies have been employed to investigate these variants...
  64. ncbi request reprint The impact of cataract surgery on visual functioning, vision-related disability and psychological distress: a randomized controlled trial
    Janine G Walker
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 34:734-42. 2006
    ..Determine whether there are changes in visual functioning, vision-related disability, health status and mood after cataract surgery...
  65. ncbi request reprint Hippocampus and amygdala volumes in a random community-based sample of 60-64 year olds and their relationship to cognition
    Jerome J Maller
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 156:185-97. 2007
    ..It will therefore have clinical applicability in early AD and other disorders...
  66. pmc Interventions to reduce the adverse psychosocial impact of driving cessation on older adults
    Timothy D Windsor
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Clin Interv Aging 1:205-11. 2006
    ..A broad framework for adaptable interventions based on the theoretical tenets of social cognitive theory, with an emphasis on planning for cessation, problem-solving and the involvement of friends and family members is proposed...
  67. ncbi request reprint MRI hyperintensities and depressive symptoms in a community sample of individuals 60-64 years old
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    Am J Psychiatry 162:699-705. 2005
    ..The present study investigates the association in a younger community sample (age 60-64 years) of depressed subjects and comparison groups for potential mediating and confounding variables...
  68. doi request reprint Screening for dementia: a review of self- and informant-assessment instruments
    Nicolas Cherbuin
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:431-58. 2008
    ..Owing to the gradual loss of insight associated with the progression of dementia, a broad definition of self-administration including self-administration by concerned informants (family, friends, carers) was used...
  69. ncbi request reprint Measuring physical and mental health using the SF-12: implications for community surveys of mental health
    Timothy D Windsor
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:797-803. 2006
    ..The effects of using different approaches to scoring the SF-12 summary scales of physical and mental health were examined with a view to informing the design and interpretation of community-based survey research...
  70. ncbi request reprint Volunteering and psychological well-being among young-old adults: how much is too much?
    Timothy D Windsor
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Gerontologist 48:59-70. 2008
    ..We also investigated associations between different domains of volunteer activity and well-being, along with the possible moderating effects of gender on these relationships...
  71. ncbi request reprint Within-occasion intraindividual variability and preclinical diagnostic status: is intraindividual variability an indicator of mild cognitive impairment?
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Neuropsychology 19:309-17. 2005
    ..Follow-up of the cohort in 4 years will yield data on the prospective validity of variability as a risk factor for impairment...
  72. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy and cognitive performance in postmenopausal women--a review by cognitive domain
    Lee Fay Low
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Building 63, Eggleston Road, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 30:66-84. 2006
    ..HRT was associated with decreased risk of dementia in observational studies, but with increased risk in one randomised-controlled trial. Cognitive improvement or maintenance are not secondary benefits of HRT...
  73. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological predictors of transition from healthy cognitive aging to mild cognitive impairment: The PATH through life study
    Nicolas Cherbuin
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:723-33. 2010
    ..To identify neuropsychological predictors of transition from healthy cognitive aging to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or any mild cognitive disorder (any-MCD) in a community-based longitudinal study of aging...
  74. ncbi request reprint Total and regional gray matter volume is not related to APOE*E4 status in a community sample of middle-aged individuals
    Nicolas Cherbuin
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:501-4. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether the relationship between cerebral gray matter atrophy and APOE*E4 genotype was also present in a community-dwelling, nondemented 60- to 64-year-old cohort...
  75. ncbi request reprint Neuroimaging and APOE genotype: a systematic qualitative review
    Nicolas Cherbuin
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 24:348-62. 2007
    ..We conclude that structural brain change is associated with the APOE genotype and that it is more salient in younger ageing individuals...
  76. doi request reprint Patterns of longitudinal change in older adults' self-rated health: the effect of the point of reference
    Kerry A Sargent-Cox
    Ageing Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Health Psychol 29:143-52. 2010
    ..This study investigated the effect of the reference point of self-rated health (SRH) items on the trajectory of older adults' subjective health...
  77. doi request reprint Relationships between cognitive function and frontal grey matter volumes and thickness in middle aged and early old-aged adults: the PATH Through Life Study
    Prapti Gautam
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Neuroimage 55:845-55. 2011
    ..Possible explanations and implications of the relationships in the context of cognitive aging in healthy adults, and limitations of cross-sectional research are discussed...
  78. doi request reprint Subjective well-being mediates the effects of resilience and mastery on depression and anxiety in a large community sample of young and middle-aged adults
    Richard A Burns
    Ageing Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 45:240-8. 2011
    ..However, the specific role of cognitive or psychological well-being constructs like resilience and mastery within a tripartite context and throughout adulthood is unclear...
  79. doi request reprint Older drivers in Australia: trends in driving status and cognitive and visual impairment
    Lesley A Ross
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Ageing Research Unit, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1868-73. 2009
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Mental health and the timing of men's retirement
    Sarah C Gill
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Bldg 63, Eggleston Rd, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 0200
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:515-22. 2006
    ..The aim of this analysis was to investigate this pattern of results in a national sample of Australian men, and the mediating role of socio-demographic factors...
  81. ncbi request reprint Non-linear relationships between cognitive function and alcohol consumption in young, middle-aged and older adults: the PATH Through Life Project
    Bryan Rodgers
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Addiction 100:1280-90. 2005
    ..Design Cross-sectional general population samples of three age cohorts. Setting Canberra and Queanbeyan, Australia...
  82. ncbi request reprint The role of perceived control in explaining depressive symptoms associated with driving cessation in a longitudinal study
    Timothy D Windsor
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia
    Gerontologist 47:215-23. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article was to investigate the role of control beliefs in mediating the relationship between driving cessation and change in depressive symptoms in a population-based sample of older adults...
  83. doi request reprint A longitudinal investigation of perceived control and cognitive performance in young, midlife and older adults
    Tim D Windsor
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 15:744-63. 2008
    ..Implications of the findings for self-efficacy based interventions designed to promote cognitive functioning are discussed...
  84. doi request reprint Age differences in psychosocial predictors of positive and negative affect: a longitudinal investigation of young, midlife, and older adults
    Tim D Windsor
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Psychol Aging 25:641-52. 2010
    ..Results are discussed in the context of life course perspectives on goal orientations and self-regulatory processes...
  85. doi request reprint Is suicidality distinguishable from depression? Evidence from a community-based sample
    A Kate Fairweather-Schmidt
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Building 63, Australian National University, ACT, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:208-15. 2009
    ..Second, although suicidal behaviour has been shown to decline with increasing age and differ across gender, little is known about the stability of the underlying construct across the lifespan and between genders...
  86. ncbi request reprint Within-person variability as a dynamic measure of late-life development: new methodologies and future directions
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Ageing Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Gerontology 50:255-8. 2004
    ..Intra-individual variability is becoming a focus of research in behavioural gerontology due to theoretical and methodological advances...
  87. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in regional gray matter in healthy individuals aged 44-48 years: a voxel-based morphometric study
    Xiaohua Chen
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Neuroimage 36:691-9. 2007
    ..These differences may provide the structural brain basis for sex differences in certain cognitive functions...
  88. doi request reprint A multidomain approach for predicting older driver safety under in-traffic road conditions
    Joanne M Wood
    School of Optometry and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:986-93. 2008
    ..To identify a battery of tests that predicts safe and unsafe performance on an on-road assessment of driving...
  89. ncbi request reprint APOE genotype and cognitive functioning in a large age-stratified population sample
    Anthony F Jorm
    ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Neuropsychology 21:1-8. 2007
    ..These results indicate that APOE *E4 does not have preclinical effects early in the life span on these cognitive functions. Cognitive aging effects between the ages of 20 and 64 years must not be due to preclinical Alzheimer's disease...
  90. ncbi request reprint Ability perceptions, perceived control, and risk avoidance among male and female older drivers
    Tim D Windsor
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P75-83. 2008
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint White matter hyperintensities and within-person variability in community-dwelling adults aged 60-64 years
    David Bunce
    Centre for Cognition and Neuroimaging, Brunel University, Uxbridge, West London UB8 3PH, UK
    Neuropsychologia 45:2009-15. 2007
    ..The findings are consistent with the view that elevated within-person variability is related to neurobiological disturbance, and that attentional mechanisms supported by the frontal cortex play a key role in this type of variability...
  92. ncbi request reprint Children of a cohort of depressed patients 25 years on: identifying those at risk
    Carmelle Peisah
    Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry, Euroa Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:907-14. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that psychological morbidity in adult children of patients with depression would be associated with characteristics of the children, their parents and their family relationships...
  93. ncbi request reprint Effects of cerebrovascular risk factors on gray matter volume in adults aged 60-64 years: a voxel-based morphometric study
    Xiaohua Chen
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 147:105-14. 2006
    ..Our results suggest that there are different patterns of regional effects in gray matter volume in relation to different cerebrovascular risk factors, and sex differences for the same risk factors...
  94. ncbi request reprint Visual memory testing in older adults with age-related visual decline: a measure of memory performance or visual functioning?
    Juliette V Drobny
    Department of Medical Psychology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 27:425-35. 2005
    ..The effect of vision was not specific to visual memory. We conclude that vision is correlated with general memory function in older adults, and is not modality specific...
  95. doi request reprint The International Network on Public Health and Aging (INOPA): introducing a life course perspective to the public health agenda
    Ake Wahlin
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, 106 91, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 23:97-105. 2008
    ....
  96. doi request reprint DIY dementia screening and online assessment tools
    Nicolas Cherbuin
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:641-2. 2008