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Walking Speed in Midlife: a Predictor of Physical and Mental Decline? (BBC News / JAMA Network Open)

Summary Slow walking speed (“gait speed”) in mid-life appears to be an early warning sign of accelerated ageing. Slower walkers tend to display more signs of accelerated ageing in terms of various markers and measures (such as lung health, teeth, … Continue reading

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Postural (Orthostatic) Hypotension: Possible Risk Factor for Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Stroke (BBC News / Neurology / NHS Choices / European Heart Journal)

Summary There is an association between postural hypotension in middle age and higher risk of cognitive decline, dementia or stroke in later life. Full Text Link Reference Dizziness when getting up could increase dementia risk, US study says. London: BBC … Continue reading

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Declining Sense of Smell May Predict Progressive Cognitive Decline? (NHS Choices / Annals of Neurology)

Summary A decline in the sense of smell could be an early warning sign of cognitive decline. The Percepts of Odor Episodic Memory (POEM) test appears to identify clinically normal persons at higher risk for developing progressive memory symptoms characteristic … Continue reading

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