Handgrip strength as a means of monitoring progression of cognitive decline – A scoping review

@article{Fritz2017HandgripSA,
  title={Handgrip strength as a means of monitoring progression of cognitive decline – A scoping review},
  author={Nora E. Fritz and C J MCCARTHY and Diane E. Adamo},
  journal={Ageing Research Reviews},
  year={2017},
  volume={35},
  pages={112-123}
}
Cognitive decline in older adults contributes to reduced ability to perform daily tasks and continued disuse leads to muscle weakness and potentiates functional loss. Despite explicit links between the motor and cognitive systems, few health care providers assess motor function when addressing the needs of individuals with cognitive loss. Early and easy measurable biomarkers of cognitive decline have the potential to improve care for individuals with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. The… CONTINUE READING

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