Signs of Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Are Seen in Gait | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Five studies presented this month provide striking evidence that when a person’s walk gets slower or becomes more variable or less controlled, his cognitive function is also suffering.

 

“Changes in walking may predate actually observable cognitive changes in people who are on their way to developing dementia,” said Molly Wagster, chief of the National Institute on Aging’s behavioral and systems neuroscience branch. Experts said the studies could lead to . . .