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A 40-year-old member asked:

grandfather, very slow movement. should i get him a walker?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not a bad idea, but: A walker/cane can be useful, but i would have him evaluated by his doc/nurse to see why he is so. We do slow down with age, but certain medical conditions/medications can make things much worse. Make sure you remove clutters in the home and have his vision/glasses checked. Good luck!

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