Sue E Leurgans


Affiliation: Rush University Medical Center
Country: USA


  1. Buchman A, Wilson R, Leurgans S, Bennett D, Barnes L. Change in motor function and adverse health outcomes in older African-Americans. Exp Gerontol. 2015;70:71-7 pubmed publisher
    ..5-fold higher rate of death and a 3-fold higher rate of developing Katz disability. The rate of declining motor function accelerates with increasing age and its rate of decline predicts adverse health outcomes in older African-Americans. ..
  2. Ramos Miguel A, Hercher C, Beasley C, Barr A, Bayer T, Falkai P, et al. Loss of Munc18-1 long splice variant in GABAergic terminals is associated with cognitive decline and increased risk of dementia in a community sample. Mol Neurodegener. 2015;10:65 pubmed publisher
    ..Lower M18L in inhibitory presynaptic terminals may be an early, independent contributor to cognitive decline. ..
  3. Buchman A, Boyle P, Wilson R, James B, Leurgans S, Arnold S, et al. Loneliness and the rate of motor decline in old age: the Rush Memory and Aging Project, a community-based cohort study. BMC Geriatr. 2010;10:77 pubmed publisher
    ..Among community-dwelling older persons, both feeling alone and being alone are associated with more rapid motor decline, underscoring the importance of psychosocial factors and motor decline in old age. ..