Patricia Schaber, Julia Barbian, Cassondra Burklund, Kelcy Pollock, Jing Ries; Risk Factors for Falls in Older Adults With Cognitive Loss. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515353. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1607
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Date Presented 03/26/20
Falling is the second leading cause of unintentional injury leading to death or reduced mobility and independence in older adults. Age, gender, and cognitive decline are established risk factors for falls in older adults. This study examined risk factors specific to older adults with neurocognitive disorders and found complex medication regime, type of living situation, mobility impairments, use of gait devices, and type of leisure activities were associated with an increase in falls.
Primary Author and Speaker: Patricia Schaber
Contributing Authors: Julia Barbian, Cassondra Burklund, Kelcy Pollock, Jing Ries
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