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dc.contributor.authorSuttanon, Plaiwan-
dc.contributor.authorHill, Keith D-
dc.contributor.authorSaid, Catherine M-
dc.contributor.authorDodd, Karen J-
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013, vol. 92(8) pp. 676-685.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to determine the rate of change in falls risk and balance and mobility performance in people with Alzheimer disease (AD) compared with those of healthy older people over a 1-yr period. DESIGN: A 1-yr follow-up study of change in levels of falls risk, balance, and mobility performance in 15 community-dwelling older people with mild to moderate AD and 15 healthy age-matched older people was conducted. Each participant completed a comprehensive assessment of balance and mobility, falls and falls risk, and level of physical activity at baseline and 1 yr later. RESULTS: The rate of increase in the number of falls and risk of falling was greater in people with AD. The rate of deterioration on a number of balance and mobility measures was also significantly greater in people with AD compared with the healthy older people. CONCLUSIONS: People with mild to moderate AD have an increased rate of decline in falls risk, balance, and mobility over a 12-mo period compared with age-matched healthy older people. Given this increased rate of decline, intermittent review of falls, balance and mobility, and interventions to address identified contributory risk factors should be considered by health practitioners.en_US
dc.subjectAccidental Fallsen_US
dc.subjectAge Factorsen_US
dc.subjectAged, 80 and overen_US
dc.subjectAlzheimer Disease/complicationsen_US
dc.subjectAlzheimer Disease/physiopathologyen_US
dc.subjectAlzheimer Disease/psychologyen_US
dc.subjectCase-Control Studiesen_US
dc.subjectLongitudinal Studiesen_US
dc.subjectPostural Balance/physiologyen_US
dc.subjectRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subjectTime Factorsen_US
dc.titleA longitudinal study of change in falls risk and balance and mobility in healthy older people and people with Alzheimer diseaseen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitationen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationAustin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Thammasat University, Prathum Thani, Thailand.en_US
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen_US
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