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Something else I've noticed is that she has to stop to listen. She can't walk and listen at the same time. Her ability to multi-task is pretty much gone. I've learned not to try to talk to her when we're going somewhere. I wait until we get in the car to say anything.
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Slow walking and shuffling are very common with the different dementias and with Parkinson's. My mother has what is probably vascular dementia with Alzheimer's coming in. She takes steps that are 2-3" and slow. It takes us about 5 minutes now to get from the front door to the car. This is about 50' away. She doesn't see well, so has to pick her way along behind her rollator. She looks at the ground the whole way. People tell me that it is good that she is still up and about sometimes. It requires a lot of patience on the part of a caregiver.
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I visited a lady that had advanced Alzheimer's and she walked slowly and not normally. It looked like she had forgotten how o walk also. Don't know if it is common or not.
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