Items Tagged ‘warning sign’

September 5, 2012

Unrecognized Heart Attacks Common, Deadly

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For every heart attack that strikes with chest pain, shortness of breath and nausea, almost two more slide in under the radar among older adults, a new study found… Roughly 28 percent of the study participants had diabetes, which can cause nerve damage that blocks the warning signs of a heart attack, said Dr. Martha […]

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Tags: ABC News, Dr. Martha Grogan, heart attack, warning sign

July 17, 2012

Footprints to Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Are Seen in Gait

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The way people walk appears to speak volumes about the way they think, so much so that changes in an older person’s gait appear to be an early indicator of cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s disease… A large study at the Mayo Clinic involved basic walking, not dual-tasking, but found a similar relationship, said Dr. Rodolfo […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Cognitive Impairment, Dr. Rodolfo Savica, NY Times, warning sign

July 15, 2012

A Person’s Gait Could Be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

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Subtle changes in the way a person walks can be an early warning sign of cognitive decline and a signal for advanced testing, researchers reported Sunday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Vancouver, Canada…The disease afflicts 5.4 million in the USA, and the number is forecast to spike to 16 million in 2050 as […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Association International Conference, alzheimer's disease, gait, Rodolfo Savica, USA Today, warning sign

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