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Relationship Between Balance and Cognitive Performance in Older People

Leandri, M., Campbell, J. A., Molfetta, L., Barbera, C. and Tabaton, M. (2015) Relationship Between Balance and Cognitive Performance in Older People. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 45(3), pp. 705-707. 1387-2877.

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Abstract: We investigated the relationship between balance and cognitive level in a group of 70 women with no definite Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment diagnosis and no impairment of daily activity. Static stabilometry and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) test were performed. The antero-posterior sway component was demonstrated to be the best predictor of the MoCA overall score. As visual and proprioceptive components of balance could safely be excluded in our assessments, the vestibular system is to be considered as a putative link between balance and cognitive impairment.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aing, cognitive performance, postural balance, vestibular system
Creators: Leandri, Massimo, Campbell, Jacqueline Ann, Molfetta, Luigi, Barbera, Cristina and Tabaton, Massimo
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Nursing
Research Centres > Northamptonshire Dementia Research & Innovation Centre
Research Centres > Centre for Physical Activity and Life Sciences
Date: 24 March 2015
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 705-707
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume: 45
Number: 3
Number of Pages: 3
Language: English
ISSN: 1387-2877
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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