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    Aug 9 12

    Walking and Alzheimer’s – Check Your Gait

    Newport Beach Law Firm

    The way people walk appears to speak volumes about the way they think, so much so that changes in an older person’s gait appear to be an early indicator of cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s disease.

    Cognitive impairments, like Alzheimer’s and dementia, are difficult to diagnose, let alone manage. Still, these impairments are a reality for millions of Americans and their loved ones, not to mention many more of us in the future. Consequently, we must remain informed and vigilant.

    Cognitive disease symptoms steadily destroy our ability to plan for the disease itself. This troubling fact carries over to the legal issues of “mental capacity” when it comes time to plan your estate. So, what are the outward warning signs of present or future issues?

    Some new studies have come to light about walking and dementia. The New York Times recently addressed this connection in an article titled “Footprints to Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Are Seen in Gait.” According to recent findings, a person’s gait – the way he or she walks – can be an early indicator of oncoming impairment for some. It seems the more difficulty a person has walking, the more difficult it is to process certain information.

    In fact, the results of testing were even more dramatic when persons where required to engage in various mental exercises while walking. Although neither conclusive nor confirmed, there seems to be a link between exercise and cognitive impairments.

    Contact Meier Law Firm to discuss how we can help you with your estate planning.

    Reference: The New York Times (July 16, 2012) “Footprints to Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Are Seen in Gait




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