Physical Performance vs Dementia

Recently one of our bloggers, Alvin B. Lin, MD, discussed the possible connection between physical performance and the odds of developing dementia in older adults. In his blog, Dr. Lin analyzed a cross-sectional study involving 629 patients with an average age of 94 years, 75% of which were female. Physical performance was measured through a 4-meter timed walk, 5 timed chair stands, standing balance, and grip strength. Because this study was completely observational, it is hard to determine whether performance was affected because of dementia or vice versa. For access to the full study, click here >>


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