Dementia is predominantly associated with advancing age. So, as the average age of humans on planet Earth steadily rises, the burden of dementia is set to increase.
Currently, there is no cure; however, starting treatment early is associated with better outcomes. Because of this, researchers are focused on finding ways to predict who is most likely to develop dementia.
Also, certain factors increase the risk of dementia, including hypertension and sedentary behavior. Understanding which groups tend to develop dementia helps scientists and doctors identify and manage further risk factors.
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2 responses to “How walking speed and memory might predict dementia”
Walking does seem to be a great mood elevator. My adult daughter’s mood always improves after walking, even if it is stop and go as when she goes shopping. It helps focus her thoughts on something new which is refreshing. She is starting to experience problems with her feet and is type-1 diabetic, but walking around does seem to help 🙂
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I am a total believer in the value of walking. If you haven’t seen it, please check out my Page – https://guysandgoodhealth.com/why-a-person-should-walk-more/
I consider walking to be the Cinderella of the exercise world, totally unappreciated.