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.
Farrell, Mary K., Rutt, Richard A., Lusardi, Michelle M., Williams, Ann K. "Are Scores on the PPT Useful in Determination of Risk of Future Falls in Individuals With Dementia?" Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy 34.2 (2011): 57-63.
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