MedPage Today (3/11, George) reported, “Peripheral nerve impairments in older adults were tied to a higher risk of subsequent dementia,” investigators concluded after examining “data on 2,174 people who were 70 to 79 years old and dementia-free when they enrolled in the National Institute on Aging’s Health ABC study.” Research revealed that “combined sensory and motor impairments in the lower leg doubled the risk of subsequent dementia…compared with people who had no leg impairments,” while “sensory nerve impairments alone were associated with a 1.4 times higher dementia risk.” The findings were published online in the journal Neurology. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)