Balance and motor functioning in subjects with different stages of cognitive disorders.

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Summary of "Balance and motor functioning in subjects with different stages of cognitive disorders."

Approximately 30% of the elderly population is falling each year, resulting in a major health problem. Cognitive decline is an independent risk factor for fall. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a cognitive decline that is higher than expected in the subjects' age but does not affect the activities of daily living
In the study, vestibulo-ocular reflexes, dynamic visual acuities and postural balances of subjects with mild cognitive impairment were evaluated and compared with the healthy control group.


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Name: Experimental gerontology
ISSN: 1873-6815
Pages: 110785


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