Executive function predicts risk of falls in older adults without balance impairment

@inproceedings{Buracchio2011ExecutiveFP,
  title={Executive function predicts risk of falls in older adults without balance impairment},
  author={Teresa J. Buracchio and Nora Mattek and Hiroko H. Dodge and Tamara L. Hayes and Misha Pavel and Diane B. Howieson and Jeffrey A. Kaye},
  booktitle={BMC geriatrics},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Executive dysfunction has previously been found to be a risk factor for falls. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between executive dysfunction and risk of falling and to determine if this association is independent of balance. METHODS Participants were 188 community-dwelling individuals aged 65 and older. All participants underwent baseline and annual evaluations with review of health history, standardized neurologic examination, neuropsychological testing… CONTINUE READING