Gait impairment and falls in cognitively impaired older adults

Source: Age and Ageing, 2012, 41 (5), p. 665-669

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Date of publication: September 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study explored the associations between spatiotemporal gait and falls in older people who had a cognitive impairment, as well as investigating sensorimotor and neuropsychological factors to see if these mediate gait performance and falls. According to the study, slow and variable gait patterns increase the risk of falls in those studied, and the association between gait and falls appears to be mediated by reduced sensorimotor function.

Length of publication: 4 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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