Maria C Norton

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Affiliation: Utah State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Caregiver personality predicts rate of cognitive decline in a community sample of persons with Alzheimer's disease. The Cache County Dementia Progression Study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:1629-37. 2013
  2. pmc Lifestyle behavior pattern is associated with different levels of risk for incident dementia and Alzheimer's disease: the Cache County study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:405-12. 2012
  3. pmc Greater risk of dementia when spouse has dementia? The Cache County study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:895-900. 2010
  4. pmc Early parental death and remarriage of widowed parents as risk factors for Alzheimer disease: the Cache County study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family Consumer and Human Development MCN, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 2905, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:814-24. 2011
  5. pmc Church attendance and new episodes of major depression in a community study of older adults: the Cache County Study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family, Consumer and Human Development, Cache County Study on Memory Health and Aging, Utah State University, 4440 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322 4440, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P129-37. 2008
  6. pmc Caregiver-recipient closeness and symptom progression in Alzheimer disease. The Cache County Dementia Progression Study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family, Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 2905, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:560-8. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Predictors of dementia caregiver depressive symptoms in a population: the Cache County dementia progression study
    Kathleen W Piercy
    Correspondence should be addressed to Kathleen Piercy, Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development, 2905 Old Main Hill, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 2905 E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:921-6. 2013
  8. pmc Baseline disability in activities of daily living predicts dementia risk even after controlling for baseline global cognitive ability and depressive symptoms
    Elizabeth B Fauth
    Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:597-606. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the association between religious involvement and depression: the Cache County (Utah) study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family, Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 4440, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P129-36. 2006
  10. pmc Stressful life events and cognitive decline in late life: moderation by education and age. The Cache County Study
    JoAnn T Tschanz
    Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:821-30. 2013

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Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Caregiver personality predicts rate of cognitive decline in a community sample of persons with Alzheimer's disease. The Cache County Dementia Progression Study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:1629-37. 2013
    ..Environmental influences on the rate of Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression have received little attention. Our objective was to test hypotheses concerning associations between caregiver personality traits and the rate of AD progression...
  2. pmc Lifestyle behavior pattern is associated with different levels of risk for incident dementia and Alzheimer's disease: the Cache County study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:405-12. 2012
    ..To identify distinct behavioral patterns of diet, exercise, social interaction, church attendance, alcohol consumption, and smoking and to examine their association with subsequent dementia risk...
  3. pmc Greater risk of dementia when spouse has dementia? The Cache County study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:895-900. 2010
    ..To examine the effects of caring for a spouse with dementia on the caregiver's risk for incident dementia...
  4. pmc Early parental death and remarriage of widowed parents as risk factors for Alzheimer disease: the Cache County study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family Consumer and Human Development MCN, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 2905, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:814-24. 2011
    ..Early parental death is associated with lifelong tendencies toward depression and chronic stress. We tested the hypothesis that early parental death is associated with higher risk for Alzheimer disease (AD) in offspring...
  5. pmc Church attendance and new episodes of major depression in a community study of older adults: the Cache County Study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family, Consumer and Human Development, Cache County Study on Memory Health and Aging, Utah State University, 4440 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322 4440, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P129-37. 2008
    ..28-0.92). Results suggest that there may be a threshold of church attendance that is necessary for a person to garner long-term protection from depression. We discuss sociological factors relevant to LDS culture...
  6. pmc Caregiver-recipient closeness and symptom progression in Alzheimer disease. The Cache County Dementia Progression Study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family, Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 2905, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:560-8. 2009
    ..Future interventions designed to enhance the caregiving dyadic relationship may help slow decline in AD...
  7. doi request reprint Predictors of dementia caregiver depressive symptoms in a population: the Cache County dementia progression study
    Kathleen W Piercy
    Correspondence should be addressed to Kathleen Piercy, Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development, 2905 Old Main Hill, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 2905 E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:921-6. 2013
    ..This study examined rates and correlates of depression at the baseline visit of a population sample of dementia caregivers (N = 256)...
  8. pmc Baseline disability in activities of daily living predicts dementia risk even after controlling for baseline global cognitive ability and depressive symptoms
    Elizabeth B Fauth
    Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:597-606. 2013
    ..Although we expect that cognitive deficits would explain associations between ADL disability and dementia risk, the current study examined ADL as a predictor of future dementia after controlling for global cognitive status...
  9. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the association between religious involvement and depression: the Cache County (Utah) study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family, Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 4440, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P129-36. 2006
    ..Though causality cannot be determined here, these findings suggest that the association between religious involvement and depression may differ substantially between men and women...
  10. pmc Stressful life events and cognitive decline in late life: moderation by education and age. The Cache County Study
    JoAnn T Tschanz
    Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:821-30. 2013
    ..In a longitudinal population-based study of older individuals, we examined the association between SLE and cognitive decline, and the role of potential effect modifiers...
  11. ncbi request reprint A population study of Alzheimer's disease: findings from the Cache County Study on Memory, Health, and Aging
    JoAnn T Tschanz
    Department of Psychology, Center for Epidemiologic Studies, Utah State University, Logan 84322 4440, USA
    Care Manag J 6:107-14. 2005
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  12. pmc Cognitive stimulation and cognitive and functional decline in Alzheimer's disease: the cache county dementia progression study
    Katherine A Treiber
    Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 4440, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:416-25. 2011
    ..To examine the association of engagement in cognitively stimulating activities with cognitive and functional decline in a population-based sample of incident Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  13. pmc Prospective study of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension- and Mediterranean-style dietary patterns and age-related cognitive change: the Cache County Study on Memory, Health and Aging
    Heidi Wengreen
    Departments of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences HW and RGM, Psychology JTT, Family Consumer and Human Development MCN, and Mathematics and Statistics AC, AQ, AB, and CC and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies HW, RGM, CC, JTT, and MCN, Utah State University, Logan, UT, and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer s Disease Research Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC KAW B
    Am J Clin Nutr 98:1263-71. 2013
    ..Healthy dietary patterns may protect against age-related cognitive decline, but results of studies have been inconsistent...
  14. ncbi request reprint Three-year incidence of first-onset depressive syndrome in a population sample of older adults: the Cache County study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family, Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, 84322, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:237-45. 2006
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  15. pmc Progression of cognitive, functional, and neuropsychiatric symptom domains in a population cohort with Alzheimer dementia: the Cache County Dementia Progression study
    JoAnn T Tschanz
    Center for Epidemiologic Studies, Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:532-42. 2011
    ..In a population-based sample of incident AD cases, we examined progression of impairment in cognition, function, and neuropsychiatric symptoms, and the influence of selected variables on these domains...
  16. pmc Caregiver coping strategies predict cognitive and functional decline in dementia: the cache county dementia progression study
    JoAnn T Tschanz
    Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:57-66. 2013
    ..Few longitudinal studies have studied the influence of the care environment on the clinical progression of dementia. We examined whether caregiver coping strategies predict dementia progression in a population-based sample...
  17. pmc Mitochondrial genomic analysis of late onset Alzheimer's disease reveals protective haplogroups H6A1A/H6A1B: the Cache County Study on Memory in Aging
    Perry G Ridge
    Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e45134. 2012
    ..paternal inheritance, a pattern consistent with mitochondrial inheritance. The role of specific mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variants and haplogroups in AD risk is uncertain...
  18. pmc A brief metacognition questionnaire for the elderly: comparison with cognitive performance and informant ratings the Cache County Study
    Trevor Buckley
    Department of Psychology, Utah State University, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:739-47. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that the association between self-ratings of change and both outcomes would be greater among individuals without dementia than among those with dementia...
  19. ncbi request reprint An adaptation of the modified mini-mental state examination: analysis of demographic influences and normative data: the cache county study
    JoAnn T Tschanz
    Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322 4440, USA
    Neuropsychiatry Neuropsychol Behav Neurol 15:28-38. 2002
    ..To present a new version of the Modified Mini-Mental State Examination (3MS-R), provide normative information extending to individuals in the 10th decade, and examine the effects of demographic variables on test performance...
  20. doi request reprint The Cache County Study on Memory in Aging: Factors affecting risk of Alzheimer's disease and its progression after onset
    JoAnn T Tschanz
    Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, UT
    Int Rev Psychiatry 25:673-85. 2013
    ..This paper describes the major study contributions to the literature on AD and dementia. ..
  21. ncbi request reprint Ten dimensions of health and their relationships with overall self-reported health and survival in a predominately religiously active elderly population: the cache county memory study
    Truls Østbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:199-209. 2006
    ..To document the extent of healthy aging along 10 different dimensions in a population known for its longevity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Reduced risk of Alzheimer disease in users of antioxidant vitamin supplements: the Cache County Study
    Peter P Zandi
    Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Hampton House Room 857, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Neurol 61:82-8. 2004
    ..Antioxidants may protect the aging brain against oxidative damage associated with pathological changes of Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Vascular risk factors for incident Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia: the Cache County study
    Kathleen M Hayden
    Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:93-100. 2006
    ..Future studies should focus on specific causal pathways for each of these factors with regard to sex to determine if sex differences in the prevalence of vascular factors have an influence on sex differences in dementia risk...
  24. ncbi request reprint The incidence of mental and behavioral disturbances in dementia: the cache county study
    Martin Steinberg
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 15:340-5. 2003
    ..These results argue for a routine assessment of psychiatric disturbances in all patients with dementia, even among those who have never experienced symptoms of mental or behavioral disturbances...
  25. pmc Point and 5-year period prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia: the Cache County Study
    Martin Steinberg
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:170-7. 2008
    ..Neuropsychiatric symptoms are nearly universal in dementia, yet little is known about their longitudinal course in the community...
  26. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein E genotype and mortality: findings from the Cache County Study
    Kathleen M Hayden
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:935-42. 2005
    ..To evaluate the association between apolipoprotein E (apo E) epsilon4 and mortality, the population attributable risk for mortality with epsilon4, and relative contributions of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  27. ncbi request reprint The persistence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia: the Cache County Study
    Martin Steinberg
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:19-26. 2004
    ..To estimate the 18-month persistence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia in a population-based sample, and to compare the severity of neuropsychiatric symptoms at baseline to the severity at 18-month follow-up...
  28. 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)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Perspectives on depression, mild cognitive impairment, and cognitive decline
    David C Steffens
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:130-8. 2006
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Antihypertensive medication use and incident Alzheimer disease: the Cache County Study
    Ara S Khachaturian
    Khachaturian and Associates Inc, Potomac, MD, USA
    Arch Neurol 63:686-92. 2006
    ..Recent reports suggest that antihypertensive (AH) medications may reduce the risk of dementing illnesses...
  31. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of apathy in older adults: the Cache County Study
    Chiadi U Onyike
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:365-75. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study are to describe the distribution of apathy in community-based older adults and to investigate its relationships with cognition and day-to-day functioning...
  32. doi request reprint Regional atrophy of the corpus callosum in dementia
    Bradley J Hallam
    The Travis Research Institute, Center for Biopsychosocial Research, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 14:414-23. 2008
    ..Findings suggest that dementia-related CC atrophy occurs primarily in the anterior and posterior portions...
  33. pmc Better cognitive performance in elderly taking antioxidant vitamins E and C supplements in combination with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: the Cache County Study
    Majid Fotuhi
    Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Center for Memory and Brain Health, LifeBridge Health Brain and Spine Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 4:223-7. 2008
    ..05). These results suggest that among elderly individuals with an APOE epsilon4 allele, there is an association between using antioxidant supplements in combination with NSAIDs and less cognitive decline over time...

Research Grants2

  1. Lifespan Stressors and Alzheimer's Disease: The Cache County Study
    Maria C Norton; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Knowledge to be gained may help clinicians more selectively target AD prevention strategies to vulnerable individuals, decades before clinically identifiable symptoms might arise. ..