A Study of Why People With Early Memory Problems Fall or Almost Fall
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00434889
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2010 by University of Saskatchewan. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that are associated with falls and near falls in community-dwelling older adults with early-stage dementia.
Condition or disease
The specific objectives of this six month study are to: characterize falls and near-falls in community dwelling older adults with early-stage dementia; determine which potentially modifiable physical fall risk factors contribute to falls and near-falls in older adults with early-stage dementia; examine the relationship between dementia sub-type, medical and neuropsychological factors, balance and gait, and falls and near-falls in community dwelling older adults with early-stage dementia.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
50 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
males or females over the age of 50 with early-stage dementia as described by Global Deterioration Scale levels 2,3,4 or 5.
subjects who have a medical condition that significantly predispose them to falls (Meneire's disease or Parkinson's disease)
subjects without a caregiver/spouse to assist with the completion of a Fall Diary
subjects unable to stand independently or safely walk a short distance either unaided or with the support of an assistive device
subjects unable to safely complete the balance and gait evaluations.