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Relationship between balance and cognitive performance in older people

Leandri, M., Campbell, J., 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: Aging, cognitive performance, postural balance, vestibular system
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC435 Psychiatry > RC553.C64 Cognition disorders
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology > RF110 Otology. Diseases of the ear > RF260 Vestibular apparatus
Creators: Leandri, Massimo, Campbell, Jackie, Molfetta, Luigi, Barbera, Cristina and Tabaton, Massimo
Publisher: IOS Press
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Health
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Research Centres > Centre for Health Sciences and Services
Date: 2015
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 705-707
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume: 45
Number: 3
Language: English
ISSN: 1387-2877
Status: Published / Disseminated
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