Behnaz Ghoraani studies dementia-related gait changes for prevention

South China Morning Post April 1, 2024, 12:00 PM UTC

Summary: Behnaz Ghoraani, PhD, co-director at Florida Atlantic University, studies dementia-related gait changes. Curve walking demands better balance and cognitive input than straight walking. Changes in gait can signal cognitive decline. Families should watch for subtle mobility changes and consider proactive measures like physiotherapy to prevent falls, which can be life-threatening, especially for dementia sufferers. Hip fractures have high mortality rates. Advanced technologies can aid in detecting subtle mobility variations.

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