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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Stumbling, an early sign of Alzheimer's

A new study has found that falling down or losing balance frequently may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease. 

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that study participants with brain changes suggestive of early Alzheimer's disease were more likely to fall than those whose brains did not show the same changes.

Until now, falls had only been associated with Alzheimer's in the late stages of dementia. 

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