Research links handgrip strength to cognitive functioning

Dr. Sheria Robinson-Lane, a current junior investigator mentee of our Center, recently co-authored a publication on the topic of handgrip strength and aging Americans. The article concluded that the measurement of handgrip strength is a simple method for helping healthcare providers determine poorer cognitive functioning. Results of the study reinforce the need to include this measure in older adult health assessments. Dr. Robinson-Lane comments that “These findings suggest that this is another instance where you’re seeing that staying physically active affects your overall health and your cognitive health.” To read more about the research, click here.