Brain white matter hyperintensities, executive dysfunction, instability, and falls in older people: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Zheng2012BrainWM,
  title={Brain white matter hyperintensities, executive dysfunction, instability, and falls in older people: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Jacqueline J J Zheng and Stephen R. Lord and Jacqueline C. T. Close and Perminder S. Sachdev and Wei Wen and Henry Brodaty and Kim Delbaere},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 10},
  pages={1085-91}
}
BACKGROUND White matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are associated with fall risk factors in older people including reduced cognitive functioning and impaired balance and gait. This prospective study investigated relationships between WMHs, sensorimotor performance, executive functioning, and falls in a large sample of community-living older people. METHODS Two hundred and eighty-seven community-dwelling people aged 70-90 years, underwent structural magnetic resonance imaging and assessments of… CONTINUE READING
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