Slowing gait speed may signal the onset of dementia up to nine years before cognitive decline becomes evident, investigators say. It’s also linked to Alzheimer’s-related brain changes.
Measuring step-length synergy, involving combined operation of legs and placement of the feet, reveal where changes need to be made to prevent injury, gait therapists say.
Gait changes – especially slowed gait – are an early marker of dementia and should factor into routine cognitive function testing, say scientists.
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A therapeutic shoe that helps stroke patients regain walking skills is expected to become commercially available this year.
A tune sung aloud – or silently to oneself – can help people with Parkinson’s set a stable rhythm to their gait while increasing walking speed.
Gait freezing in Parkinson’s disease is lessened when flooring has large, transverse rectangular visual cues, according to new research.
A new study of seniors in their seventies has shown that walking speed may be a sign of emerging mobility problems.
Real-time video used in therapy sessions could help stroke survivors rehabilitate more quickly, according to researchers.
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