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Brain Function and Falls


Callisaya, M and Jayakody, O and Delbaere, K, Brain Function and Falls, Falls in Older People - Risk Factors, Strategies for Prevention and Implications for Practice, Cambridge University Press, SR Lord, C Sherrington and V Naganathan (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 130-143. ISBN 9781108594455 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/9781108594455.008


Ageing is associated with a wide range of changes in the brain, including grey and white matter atrophy, as well as markers of small vessel disease such as white matter hyperintensities, microbleeds, and infarcts. Furthermore, beta-amyloid plaques and tau (the hallmarks of Alzheimerís disease) are evident in the brain years before symptoms of dementia appear. A brain free of disease, with intact grey and white matter, is essential for the fast and efficient operation of the neural networks during daily life activities, and therefore also in reducing the risk of falling.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:geriatrics, neurology, clinical neuroscience, medicine, brain, falls
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Geriatrics and gerontology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Primary care
UTAS Author:Callisaya, M (Dr Michele Callisaya)
ID Code:150256
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2022-06-05
Last Modified:2022-07-26

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