Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

4-2011

Program

Physical Therapy

Abstract

Individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD), exhibit both a progressive decline in cognitive function and accumulating difficulty with physical function.1 As cognitive impairment begins, individuals will initially demonstrate difficulties with short-term memory and with instrumental activities of daily living. As the dementia progresses, individuals will increasingly demonstrate difficulties with long-term memory, communication, and basic activities of daily living.

Comments

This research was presented as a platform presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, February, 2009.

Version posted is the NIH-PA author manuscript.

Published in its final edited form as: Farrell, M. K., Rutt, R. A., Lusardi, M. M., & Williams, A. K. (2011). Are scores on the physical performance test useful in determination of risk of future falls in individuals with dementia? Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 34(2), 57-63. Doi: 10.1519/JPT.0b013e318208c9b6

DOI

10.1519/JPT.0b013e318208c9b6

PMID

21937894

Publication

Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy

Volume

34

Issue

2

Pages

57-63

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