The purpose of this study is to collect data to study how gait patterns in older adults correlate with brain function.
Recent clinical studies have shown that subtle changes in gait (how someone walks) can identify dementia risk as early as 5-15 years before signs of cognitive decline are observed.
Gait analysis could be used in the future to detect several neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, in the earliest stages when medical and lifestyle interventions could have the greatest effect.
- Over 65 years old
- Have worsening memory, but no diagnosis of dementia, or have difficulty walking or climbing stairs
Participants will be paid $25. An additional $25 will be given for participating in optional testing.