Systemic Disorders — Elderly People
Can the right shoes help fight dementia and Alzheimer's? New research sheds light on the brain - gait relationship.
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Gait (a person's manner of walking) is increasingly viewed as an important indicator of health for seniors. Changes in gait for elderly people could increase the risk of falling leading to painful injury or even death. Also, if walking slows down or becomes erratic as we age, it may be an early sign of dementia or even Alzheimer's disease. A study at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has found that 'Executive function,' which takes place in the brain’s frontal lobe and is associated with complex planning, is critical when walking while talking. In fact, the levels of activation in...