Falls and fractures in patients with Alzheimer-type dementia.

@article{Buchner1987FallsAF,
  title={Falls and fractures in patients with Alzheimer-type dementia.},
  author={David M. Buchner and Eric B. Larson},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1987},
  volume={257 11},
  pages={1492-5}
}
The prevention of fall-related injuries in patients with Alzheimer-type dementia (ATD) is hampered by an incomplete understanding of their causes. We studied falls and fractures in 157 ATD patients, including 117 with three-year follow-up. Initially all but one patient could walk; 31% reported falls. During follow-up, 50% either fell or became unable to walk. The fracture rate during follow-up (69/1000/y) was more than three times the age- and sex-adjusted fracture rate in the general… CONTINUE READING

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