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How decline in memory, gait speed are associated with dementia risk

JAMA Network Open

What The Study Did: The risk of dementia in adults 60 and older who experience declines in both memory and gait speed was compared with adults who experience no decline or decline in either memory or gait speed only in this observational meta-analysis that included six studies with about 8,700 participants from the U.S. and Europe.

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Authors: Qu Tian, Ph.D., M.S., of the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, Maryland, is the corresponding author.

(10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.21636)

Editor's Note: The article includes conflict of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflicts of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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