Dementia Red Flag

A study has revealed a warning sign that could identify the condition affecting more than 900,000 people in the UK, reports The Daily Record.

The study suggests that walking slower in old age could be a dementia red flag, with findings published by JAMA Network Open suggesting that brain decline may impede a person’s ability to walk.

The study, carried out by the University of Minnesota examined 17,000 participants aged over 75, monitoring their walking speeds and cognitive function over a seven year period.

Everycare West Kent Home care services Everycare UKcares for clients with dementia in the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks area. All our carers are trained in Dementia care and look out for any signs of the onset of Dementia.