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DIFFERENCES IN URBAN-RURAL PLACE OF BIRTH AND RESIDENCE AT OLDER AGE AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING IN LEBANESE OLDER ADULTS

      Animal models and epidemiological studies suggest that environmental factors and living conditions influence cognitive functioning. Notably, living in urban areas has been linked to lower risk of dementia. However, findings are mixed and come predominantly from higher-income countries. We examined the association of place of birth and place of residence (urban versus rural) at older age (65 and above) with cognitive functioning in a community-dwelling cohort of older adults in Lebanon (n=475; age=72.50 (SD=7.22); 56% women).
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