Gait disorders in Parkinson’s disease: Assessment and Management

Source: International Journal of Gerontology, online 2013

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Gait disorder is one of the main features of Parkinson’s disease and is a major cause of morbidity in the elderly. Wireless monitoring systems have recently become good for collecting data over the longer term outside of the laboratory, which means that abnormal gaits can be more easily identified. This aids in indicating advanced stages of disease, which can be a precursor for falls and injuries. Preventions such as assistive devices can prevent falls. A multi-disciplinary team approach is therefore essential when treating elderly people with Parkinson’s.

Length of publication: 1 page

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