Dr Morag Taylor
Understanding and preventing physical and cognitive decline and falls in older people with dementia
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
dementia | accidental falls | falls prevention | functional decline | postural control
Falls are common in people with dementia and are more likely to result in injury, death and institutionalisation. There is limited evidence that falls can be prevented in this group. Strategies aimed at maintaining independence and preventing decline and falls are urgently needed. This research will a) further our understanding of fall risk and functional decline and b) explore novel fall and decline prevention programs, including the use of technology in older people with dementia.