Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Risk Factors for Falls in Older Adults With Cognitive Loss
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Risk Factors for Falls in Older Adults With Cognitive Loss
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515325. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1607
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515325. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1607
Abstract

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