Reviews in Clinical Gerontology

Neuropsychiatry of old age

Gait, aging and dementia

Judy MA Hawortha1 c1

a1 Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK

Cognitive impairment has been recognized as a risk factor for falls and for increasing the severity of injury following a fall, but the mechanisms by which cognitive impairment influences gait and postural control have been unclear. A recent report that galantamine improves gait parameters in older adults may help to untangle this.

Correspondence:

c1 Address for correspondence: JMA Haworth, Malvern Ward, Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK.