The Older Brain on Drugs: Substances That May Cause Cognitive Impairment

Jenny Rogers, MD; Bonnie S. Wiese, MD; Kiran Rabheru, MD, CCFP, FRCP

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Geriatrics and Aging. 2008;11(5):284-289. 

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While cannabis use has been shown to be associated with acute neuropsychological effects including deficits in attention, short term memory, and executive functioning as seen in intoxication, impairments in the former two areas have more recently been shown to continue after years of nonuse.[27,28]

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