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Gait Disturbances in Aging

Ron Ben-Itzhak, Talia Herman, Nir Giladi and Jeffrey M. Hausdorff

in Clinical Neurology of Aging

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195369298
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323012 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195369298.003.0025
Gait Disturbances in Aging

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Chapter 25 discusses gait disturbances in aging, which are predictors of several factors critical to health-related quality of life, including, for example, mobility, cognitive decline, morbidity and mortality. The etiology of these disorders in the elderly is usually multi-factorial, and this chapter covers the effects of normal aging on gait, balance and equilibrium, changes in cognitive function, High Level Gait Disorders (HLGD), fear of falling (FOF), comprehensive assessment, therapeutic interventions, and future directions.

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Subjects: Neurology

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