Motor slowing precedes cognitive impairment in the oldest old

Richard Camicioli, D. Howieson, B. Oken, G. Sexton, J. Kaye

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Eighty-five healthy elderly subjects were prospectively evaluated for 3 years to determine motor differences between those who remain cognitively intact and those who developed cognitive impairment during prospective follow-up. The 18 subjects who developed cognitive impairment had slower finger tapping and took longer to walk 30 feet before or at the time of cognitive impairment. Coordination was more impaired and steps, but not balance, deteriorated more rapidly, independent of other variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1496-1498
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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