Journal of Neural Transmission

, Volume 114, Issue 10, pp 1259-1264

First online:

Prevention of falls in older people with dementia

  • F. E. ShawAffiliated withNewcastle PCT Rehabilitation and Intermediate Care Services, Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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Falls are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in older people with dementia. However, although we know that people with dementia can comply with interventions known to reduce falls in cognitively normal populations, and that these interventions can modify certain risk factors for falls in patients with dementia, direct evidence that falls can be prevented in older people with dementia is lacking. Further research is required specifically targeting fall prevention in older people with dementia.

Keywords: Falls prevention, dementia, risk factors