Relationship Between Balance and Cognitive Performance in Older People

Massimo Leandri, Jacqueline Ann Campbell, Luigi Molfetta, Cristina Barbera, Massimo Tabaton

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-707
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • Aing, cognitive performance, postural balance, vestibular system

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