Deficits in the ability to multitask contribute to gait abnormalities and falls in many at-risk populations. However, it is unclear whether older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) also demonstrate impairments in multitasking. The purpose of this study was to compare multitasking performance in cognitively intact older adults with and without DM and explore its relationship to measures of gait and functional ability.
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Rucker JL, McDowd JM, Mahnken JD, Burns JM, Sabus CH, Britton-Carpenter AJ, et al. (2017) Multitasking in older adults with type 2 diabetes: A cross-sectional analysis. PLoS ONE 12 (10): e0186583. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0186583