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How Fast You Walk and Your Grip in Middle Age May Predict Dementia, Stroke Risk

Simple tests such as walking speed and hand grip strength may help doctors determine how likely it is a middle-aged person will develop dementia or stroke. That’s according to new research that was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to… How Fast You Walk and Your Grip in Middle Age May Predict Dementia, Stroke Risk   



Slow walking speed and memory complaints can predict dementia

A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. People who tested positive for pre-dementia were twice as likely as others to develop dementia within 12… Slow walking speed and memory complaints can predict dementia   



What is dementia?

mild alzheimer's disease1 - normal aging1 - autosomal dominant gene mutation1 - mixed dementia1 - coronary heart disease1 - cardiac arrest1 - napa1 - cjd2 - regular caffeine consumption1 - anti-hypertension medication1 - p-tau1 - degenerative dementia2 - university of southern california2 - traumatic forms of dementia1 - cognition function1 - tau tangles1 - amyloid1 - neu11 - sleep tied to alzheimer's1 - degenerative neurological disorder1 - increased dementia risk1 - sleep1 - delay dementia1 - physical discomfort1 - risk of stroke1 - stiffness2 - structural imaging1 - huntington's chorea1 - functional activation studies1 - ptau1 -