Slow walking an early hallmark of Alzheimer’s

How slowly elderly people walk may be related to the amount of amyloid they have in their brains, even if they don’t have symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, report French neuroscientists.

They say slow gait, in the presence of subjective memory complaints, may be an early marker of Alzheimer’s disease.

This is based on the results of their study involving 128 people in their mid-70s who did not have dementia but were considered at high risk because of concerns about their memory.

The researchers found an association between slow walking speed