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Why is this study important?

Problems with walking have been associated with memory decline with older people. Individuals may slow down, take smaller steps or become more unsteady on their feet. We are particularly interested in walking patterns of people with memory problems, and how these patterns relate to symptoms affecting memory and thought processes.

What is the aim of this study?

We aim to assess the memory and walking of people involved in the study using memory tasks and walking patterns alongside a small monitor worn over seven days. This is to understand if there is a relationship between the way someone walks and their memory.

What do people in this study have to do?

Visit 1 – you will be invited to the Clinical Ageing Research Unit (CARU). You will be asked to complete a series of questions about your general health and mood, and have some memory tests lasting approximately 2 hours.

Visit 2 –will take approximately an hour and a half. This will involve a walking assessment under different conditions. You are then asked to wear a small monitor for seven days to monitor your walking while going about your usual routine.

Recruitment to this study is due to end on …

July 2018

A summary of the study findings should be available by …

November 2018

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