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Walking movements may predict memory decline

In the journals Previous research has suggested that slow walking speed might predict cognitive decline, but a recent study suggests how you walk also may provide clues. The results were published online Nov. 19, 2016, by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers examined medical records of more than 3,400 people ages 70 to 89 who had completed both a neurological examination and gait analysis to measure walking movements like stride length, step count,…

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