[Gait disorders in the elderly].

  title={[Gait disorders in the elderly].},
  author={Emmanuelle Warzee and Jean Petermans},
  journal={Revue medicale de Liege},
  volume={62 12},
Falls are frequent in the elderly and are responsible for an increased morbi-mortality. The elderly who has a tendency to fall is at higher risk of repeated hospitalisation and of institutionalisation. A link between cognitive and gait disorders is put forward by several recent studies. This paper is concerned with the various gait abnormalities encountered in the elderly, especially seriale gait, and the means to detect them.