According to CNN (5/31, LaMotte), “a large, new study of nearly 17,000 adults over age 65 finds people who walk about 5% slower or more each year while also exhibiting signs of slower mental processing were most likely to develop dementia.” The study revealed that “the highest risk of dementia was for ‘dual decliners,’ or people who not only walked more sluggishly but also showed some signs of cognitive decline.” The findings were published online May 31 in JAMA Network Open.Psychiatric News (5/31) reports the authors of an accompanying editorial observed, “Routine annual assessments of gait speed and cognition will need to be established in clinical settings to identify dual decliners.” (SOURCE: APA Heaadlines)