Michelle Carlson

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Midlife activity predicts risk of dementia in older male twin pairs
    Michelle C Carlson
    Department of Mental Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 4:324-31. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Association between executive attention and physical functional performance in community-dwelling older women
    M C Carlson
    School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:S262-70. 1999
  3. pmc Executive decline and dysfunction precedes declines in memory: the Women's Health and Aging Study II
    Michelle C Carlson
    Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:110-7. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Exploring the effects of an "everyday" activity program on executive function and memory in older adults: Experience Corps
    Michelle C Carlson
    Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Gerontologist 48:793-801. 2008
  5. pmc Evidence for neurocognitive plasticity in at-risk older adults: the experience corps program
    Michelle C Carlson
    Department of Mental Health, Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2024 East Monument Street, Suite 2 700, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:1275-82. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Hopkins Medication Schedule to identify difficulties in taking medications
    Michelle C Carlson
    Center on Aging and Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 2024 E Monument Street, Suite 2 700, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:217-23. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint H2 histamine receptor blockade in the treatment of Alzheimer disease: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of nizatidine
    Michelle C Carlson
    Department of Mental Hygiene, and Center on Aging and Health, The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 16:24-30. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy and reduced cognitive decline in older women: the Cache County Study
    M C Carlson
    Department of Mental Hygiene, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Neurology 57:2210-6. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Predictor index of mortality in dementia patients upon entry into long-term care
    M C Carlson
    Neuropsychiatry and Memory Group, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M567-70. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Importance of generativity for healthy aging in older women
    M C Carlson
    Department of Mental Hygiene, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Aging (Milano) 12:132-40. 2000

Research Grants

  1. Cognitive Pathways to Disability
    Michelle Carlson; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. pmc Midlife activity predicts risk of dementia in older male twin pairs
    Michelle C Carlson
    Department of Mental Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 4:324-31. 2008
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Association between executive attention and physical functional performance in community-dwelling older women
    M C Carlson
    School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:S262-70. 1999
    ..This study examined whether executive attentional abilities were uniquely associated with the performance of complex, instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) in cognitively intact and physically high-functioning older women...
  3. pmc Executive decline and dysfunction precedes declines in memory: the Women's Health and Aging Study II
    Michelle C Carlson
    Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:110-7. 2009
    ..This study characterized in the Women's Health and Aging Study (WHAS) II 9-year declines and transitions to impairment across domains of cognition...
  4. ncbi request reprint Exploring the effects of an "everyday" activity program on executive function and memory in older adults: Experience Corps
    Michelle C Carlson
    Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Gerontologist 48:793-801. 2008
    ..This study sought to demonstrate in a short-term pilot randomized trial that such an activity program improves components of cognition critical to independent function among sedentary older adults at greatest risk...
  5. pmc Evidence for neurocognitive plasticity in at-risk older adults: the experience corps program
    Michelle C Carlson
    Department of Mental Health, Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2024 East Monument Street, Suite 2 700, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:1275-82. 2009
    ..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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Hopkins Medication Schedule to identify difficulties in taking medications
    Michelle C Carlson
    Center on Aging and Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 2024 E Monument Street, Suite 2 700, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:217-23. 2005
    ..The authors thus developed and validated the Hopkins Medication Schedule (HMS), a new objective test of one's ability to understand and implement a routine prescription medication...
  7. ncbi request reprint H2 histamine receptor blockade in the treatment of Alzheimer disease: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of nizatidine
    Michelle C Carlson
    Department of Mental Hygiene, and Center on Aging and Health, The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 16:24-30. 2002
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of nizatidine, a histamine H2-blocking drug, in delaying the progression of cognitive impairment in older adults with Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy and reduced cognitive decline in older women: the Cache County Study
    M C Carlson
    Department of Mental Hygiene, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Neurology 57:2210-6. 2001
    ..To examine the association between postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the trajectory of global cognitive change with age...
  9. ncbi request reprint Predictor index of mortality in dementia patients upon entry into long-term care
    M C Carlson
    Neuropsychiatry and Memory Group, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M567-70. 2001
    ..There are, as yet, no predictive equations developed for those in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Importance of generativity for healthy aging in older women
    M C Carlson
    Department of Mental Hygiene, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Aging (Milano) 12:132-40. 2000
    ....
  11. pmc Engaging older adults in high impact volunteering that enhances health: recruitment and retention in The Experience Corps Baltimore
    Iveris L Martinez
    Center on Aging and Health, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205 2223, USA
    J Urban Health 83:941-53. 2006
    ..Of special note is the success in recruiting African-American women and those with lower education, who may particularly benefit from health promotion...
  12. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, APOE genotype, and dementia risk: findings from the Cardiovascular Health Cognition Study
    Laura Jean Podewils
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:639-51. 2005
    ..A similar pattern was observed for Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Mechanisms to explain the observed relations deserve further study...
  13. ncbi request reprint Environmental lead exposure and cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults
    R A Shih
    Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Neurology 67:1556-62. 2006
    ..To determine if long-term exposure to high levels of lead in the environment is associated with decrements in cognitive ability in older Americans...
  14. doi request reprint The use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and diuretics is associated with a reduced incidence of impairment on cognition in elderly women
    S Yasar
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 84:119-26. 2008
    ..Therefore, the use of ACE-Is or diuretics was associated with reduced incidence of impairment of both global and domain-specific cognition in elderly women, and may help delay progression to dementia...
  15. pmc Modeled cost-effectiveness of the Experience Corps Baltimore based on a pilot randomized trial
    Kevin D Frick
    Health Services Research and Development Center, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    J Urban Health 81:106-17. 2004
    ....
  16. pmc Experience Corps: design of an intergenerational program to boost social capital and promote the health of an aging society
    Thomas A Glass
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 81:94-105. 2004
    ..This article explores how the linkage of concepts at multiple levels motivates a potentially cost-effective, feasible, and high-impact program...
  17. pmc Short-term impact of Experience Corps participation on children and schools: results from a pilot randomized trial
    George W Rebok
    Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 81:79-93. 2004
    ..In this pilot trial, the Experience Corps program led to selective improvements in student reading/academic achievement and classroom behavior while not burdening the school staff...
  18. pmc A social model for health promotion for an aging population: initial evidence on the Experience Corps model
    Linda P Fried
    Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, JHU School of Medicine, 2024 East Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 81:64-78. 2004
    ..In this pilot trial, physical, cognitive, and social activity increased, suggesting the potential for the Experience Corps to improve health for an aging population and simultaneously improve educational outcomes for children...
  19. pmc Association between mild anemia and executive function impairment in community-dwelling older women: The Women's Health and Aging Study II
    Paulo H M Chaves
    Center on Aging and Health and Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1429-35. 2006
    ..To evaluate the relationship between mild anemia and executive function in community-dwelling older women...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment and decline are associated with carotid artery disease in patients without clinically evident cerebrovascular disease
    S Claiborne Johnston
    Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0114, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:237-47. 2004
    ..If this is the case, diminished performance on the Modified Mini-Mental State Examination should be more common in persons with left carotid artery disease than in those with right carotid artery disease...
  21. pmc Volunteering: a physical activity intervention for older adults--The Experience Corps program in Baltimore
    Erwin J Tan
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 83:954-69. 2006
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Higher levels and blunted diurnal variation of cortisol in frail older women
    Ravi Varadhan
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, School of Medicine, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:190-5. 2008
    ..We evaluated whether higher levels and blunted diurnal variation of salivary cortisol are cross-sectionally associated with frailty burden...
  23. ncbi request reprint Associations of gait speed and other measures of physical function with cognition in a healthy cohort of elderly persons
    Annette L Fitzpatrick
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1244-51. 2007
    ..Recent evidence suggests that physical decline and slower gait may be associated with early signs of dementia, but more information on healthy older adults is needed...
  24. pmc Association between reduced heart rate variability and cognitive impairment in older disabled women in the community: Women's Health and Aging Study I
    Dae Hyun Kim
    Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1751-7. 2006
    ..To examine the independent association between heart rate variability (HRV), a marker of cardiac autonomic function, and cognitive impairment...
  25. ncbi request reprint Agreement between self-report of disease diagnoses and medical record validation in disabled older women: factors that modify agreement
    Crystal F Simpson
    Center on Aging and Health Division of Geriatric Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:123-7. 2004
    ..To determine the agreement between self-report of chronic disease and validated evidence of disease using multiple ascertainment methods and to assess effects of cognition, education, age, and comorbidity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Soap operas and talk shows on television are associated with poorer cognition in older women
    Joshua Fogel
    Department of Economics, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, New York, NY 11210, USA
    South Med J 99:226-33. 2006
    ..No information exists regarding whether a favorite television category choice affects attention, memory, or cognition among older women...
  27. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy and incidence of Alzheimer disease in older women: the Cache County Study
    Peter P Zandi
    Department of Mental Hygiene, School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    JAMA 288:2123-9. 2002
    ..Basic neuroscience findings suggest that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could reduce a woman's risk of AD. Epidemiologic findings on AD and HRT are mixed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Impaired vision and the ability to take medications
    Beverly Gwen Windham
    Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, Maryland 21225, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1179-90. 2005
    ..To assess relationships between vision (contrast sensitivity, stereopsis, visual acuity) and a performance-based measure of ability to implement new medications...

Research Grants6

  1. Cognitive Pathways to Disability
    Michelle Carlson; Fiscal Year: 2006
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