• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in
    Movement disorders : official…
    2017
  • DOI:10.1002/mds.27195

Falls in Parkinson's disease: A complex and evolving picture

@article{Fasano2017FallsIP,
  title={Falls in Parkinson's disease: A complex and evolving picture},
  author={Alfonso Fasano and Colleen G. Canning and Jeffrey M. Hausdorff and Sue Lord and Lynn Rochester},
  journal={Movement Disorders},
  year={2017},
  volume={32},
  pages={1524–1536}
}
Falls are a major determinant of poor quality of life, immobilization, and reduced life expectancy in people affected by Parkinson's disease (PD) and in older adults more generally. Although many questions remain, recent research has advanced the understanding of this complex problem. The goal of this review is to condense new knowledge of falls in PD from prodromal to advanced disease, taking into account risk factors, assessment, and classification as well as treatment. The fundamental steps… CONTINUE READING

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