Journal of Neural Transmission

, Volume 114, Issue 10, pp 1259–1264

Prevention of falls in older people with dementia

  • F. E. Shaw

DOI: 10.1007/s00702-007-0741-5

Cite this article as:
Shaw, F. J Neural Transm (2007) 114: 1259. doi:10.1007/s00702-007-0741-5


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 

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. E. Shaw
    • 1
  1. 1.Newcastle PCT Rehabilitation and Intermediate Care Services, Department of Geriatric MedicineUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle upon TyneU.K.

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