Frequent Falls Seem to be Early Warning of Alzheimer’s, Cognitive Decline for Seniors

July 2, 2013 – Seniors citizens – persons age 65 and older – who tend to fall more often than most may be showing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, report researchers at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis.

Cognitively normal older adults with evidence of early brain changes typical of Alzheimer’s disease fell more often than did their peers without these brain changes, according to a report on the study reported online in Neurology.

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