Seniors in the Lehigh Valley, including the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area, may notice that their memory may be slipping a bit, and words and thoughts are playing hide-and-seek in their brain. Is this a form of dementia or just part of the normal aging process? Could it be a precursor to Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia?
Older adults with weaker handgrip are more likely to be cognitively impaired than those with a stronger grip. Handgrip strength may be a low-cost way to detect cognitive impairment.