Just read another short post on Bob DeMarco's fabulous blog, the Alzheimer's Reading Room. This one was about how one of the first signs you might look for when someone has dementia that you might not think of is their feet! Shuffling the feet could be a sign of early cognitive development. Having worked in an assisted living community with a wonderful section just for those with dementia, I can attest to the fact that many of the residents did shuffle their feet. It was if they were walking with out lifting their feet.
Anyway, that is just one of the many informative things I have learned or thought more about since I started following Bob on Twitter (@ALZHEIMERSread) and reading his blog. Bob always sends out very informative tweets with links to various articles around the web and I feel like I am always learning (or finding!) something if I follow them.