“Cognition and Political Ideology in Aging”

Mark Fisher, Davin Phoenix, Sierra Powell, Myrna Mousa, Shawn Rosenberg, Dana Greenia, Maria M. Corrada, Claudia Kawas, and Annlia Paganini‐Hill new article. From the abstract:

In this population of older persons, political identification on the liberal‐conservative spectrum was resilient despite cognitive decline, but its meaning and function were changed. For the cognitively impaired it remained a self‐defining label, but no longer operated as a higher order framework for orienting specific policy preferences. There appeared to be loss of coherence between the political orientation and political policy choices of cognitively impaired individuals. Given the high level of political engagement of these individuals, these results have substantial public policy implications.

This is a topic that could use much more research.

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