More people are developing Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. every year, with the current number reaching up to 5.8 million patients. It is the most common form of dementia that affect people at age 65 and older. 

It is important to detect Alzheimer’s disease early. It provides wider access to treatments or therapies that could help reduce its symptoms. 

Now, a new study suggests there is an easier way to identify when a person is at risk of having certain types of dementia. You just have to look at how they walk. 

Researchers found that people with Alzheimer’s disease as well as Lewy body dementia have unique gait patterns, or the movement of their body when walking, according to Mercola. 

“The way we walk can reflect changes in thinking and memory that highlight problems in our brain, such as dementia,” Ríona McArdle, lead researcher and a postdoctoral researcher at Newcastle University's Faculty of Medical Sciences, said. 

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