Factors impacting cognitive decline for rural South Koreans

Takeaway

  • Female gender, increased age, limited education, living alone, and poorer economic status may negatively impact cognition for elderly individuals in rural South Korea.

Why this matters

  • The elderly in rural South Korea often do not receive proper medical intervention for cognitive decline, as it is dismissed as a symptom of natural aging; a greater understanding of its prevalence and associated risk factors is therefore needed.