Estimating the Co-Development of Cognitive Decline and Physical Mobility Limitations in Older U.S. Adults

Former Harvard RWJF Health & Society scholar Steven Haas is an author on a new study published in Demography. The study examined the co-development of cognitive and physical function in older Americans using an age-heterogeneous sample drawn from the Health and Retirement Study (1998–2008). The study results indicated that favorable cognitive health and mobility at initial measurement were associated with faster decline in the alternate functional domain.