Gait analysis in demented subjects: Interests and perspectives

  title={Gait analysis in demented subjects: Interests and perspectives},
  author={Olivier Beauchet and Gilles Allali and Gilles Berrut and C. Hommet and V{\'e}ronique Dubost and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Assal},
  journal={Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment},
  pages={155 - 160}
Gait disorders are more prevalent in dementia than in normal aging and are related to the severity of cognitive decline. Dementia-related gait changes (DRGC) mainly include decrease in walking speed provoked by a decrease in stride length and an increase in support phase. More recently, dual-task related changes in gait were found in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and non-Alzheimer dementia, even at an early stage. An increase in stride-to-stride variability while usual walking and dual-tasking has… CONTINUE READING
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