The Way We Walk May Help Doctors Diagnose Dementia and Alzheimer’s

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A person’s gait may help doctor’s diagnose memory disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s. (Credit: Ljupco Smokovski/Shutterstock)

Dementia takes many forms. Hallmark symptoms, like memory
loss and disorientation can help doctors detect if a patient has some form of the
disease. But to the naked eye, it can be difficult to distinguish between conditions
like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia (LBD).

That is, unless you look at the way someone walks. New research shows that o

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