Cognitive Decline: An Analysis of the Elderly Population in Isolated Regions of Mexico

By Erika Elizabeth Rodriguez, Patricia Pliego-Pastrana and Jose Socrates Lopez Noguerola.

Published by The International Journal of Aging and Society

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Worldwide studies in the last decade have measured the rate of cognitive decline in the elderly population, mainly in Australia, Europe, United States, and Canada. In Mexico, this information is very limited and the population of Hidalgo State has never been studied. Therefore, we decided to perform a transversal study to determine the rate of cognitive decline in this region. We will present an analysis in order to establish the main differences between rural and urban areas, as well as identifying the particular triggers of cognitive decline on each area.

Keywords: Elderly Population, Aging, Cognitive Decline, Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Educational Level, Living Area

The International Journal of Aging and Society, Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014, pp.11-22. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: August 4, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 731.347KB)).

Erika Elizabeth Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Center for Research in Mathematics, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico

Patricia Pliego-Pastrana

Full Time Associate Professor, Academic Area of Gerontology, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico

Jose Socrates Lopez Noguerola

Full Time Associate Professor, Academic Area of Gerontology, Institute of Health Sciences, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico