A higher incidence of a pre-dementia condition called motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) was seen with advancing age in older, healthy adults, according to researchers.

In adults ages 60 and up, the overall age- and sex-adjusted incidence of MCR was 65.2/1,000 person-years (95% CI 53.3-77.1), and ranged from 50.8/1,000 person-years to 79.6/1,000 person-years in the individual cohorts, over a median follow-up time of 3.2 years, reported Joe Verghese, MBBS, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues.

MCR is “a newly described pre-dementia syndrome characterized by slow gait and cognitive complaints,” they wrote online in Neurology. 

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