2008-03-17 Trouble getting around in old age? Blame your brain


(Reuters Health) - How well people get around and keep their balance in old age is linked to the severity of changes in their brains, new research suggests.

Age-related white matter brain changes, also called leukoaraiosis, are frequently seen in older people and differ in severity, and the new study suggests that they are associated with gait and balance disturbances.(Read entire article)