Cognitive status, fast walking speed and walking speed reserve—the Gait and Alzheimer Interactions Tracking (GAIT) study

@article{Callisaya2017CognitiveSF,
  title={Cognitive status, fast walking speed and walking speed reserve—the Gait and Alzheimer Interactions Tracking (GAIT) study},
  author={Michele L Callisaya and Cyrille Patrice Launay and Velandai Srikanth and Joe Verghese and Gilles Allali and Olivier Beauchet},
  journal={GeroScience},
  year={2017},
  volume={39},
  pages={231-239}
}
The aims of this study were to (1) determine if older people at their fast walking speed (FWS) are able to reach the speed required at pedestrian crossings (>1.2 m/s) and (2) determine the role of cognitive impairment on the ability to alter speed and walk quickly. Participants were recruited from the Angers Memory Clinic, France. Gait speed was assessed at preferred and FWS using a GAITRite walkway. Walking speed reserve (WSR) was calculated as the difference between FWS and preferred speeds… CONTINUE READING