For the first time walking patterns identify specific types of dementia


Photo: Man on a walking mat with sensors to analyze his gait patterns; Copyright: PantherMedia/dfuentesphotostock

Walking may be a key clinical tool in helping medics accurately identify the specific type of dementia a patient has. It is a first significant step towards establishing gait as a clinical biomarker for various subtypes of the disease and could lead to improved treatment plans for patients.