How slowly an aging person walks may indicate Alzheimer’s risk
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August 6, 2014
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How slowly an aging person walks may indicate Alzheimer’s risk
The way older people walk may provide a clue about how well their brain is aging and could allow doctors to determine whether they are at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows. The results suggest that those whose walking pace begins to slow and who also have cognitive complaints are more than twice as likely to develop dementia within 12 years.

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