Jan 28

Could Alzheimer’s be Detected With Walking Speed?

By MD for Seniors

Early predictors of Alzheimer’s disease have long eluded scientists. Alzheimer’s is one of the most dangerous diseases facing older adults, and a new study may provide a surprising clue into catching the disease as early as possible.

The American Academy of Neurology recently reported that monitoring how fast older adults walk may be a way of identifying individuals with early symptoms related to Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study by the French Ministry of Health and Pierre Fabre Research Institute linked walking speed in seniors with certain brain conditions associated with the ailment.

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia affect a …read more

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