Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Watch Out! Slips, Trips and Falls
There are many reasons why older adults are at risk of falling—the effects of medications, slowed reaction times, brittle bones, stiffness, lack of flexibility, and impaired vision. But due to changes in the brain that are caused by Alzheimer’s disease (AD), people with AD are at especially high risk of falling. Slower reaction time, difficulty recognizing changes in the height or depth of a step, for example, tripping and falling.