Thursday, May 24, 2012

Problems with Balance, Walking, Falling Can Be an Early Sign of Dementia

Balance and walking problems often present before the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's or dementia.

Alzheimer's Reading Room

When I first came to Delray Beach to take care of my mother, she was falling down all the time.

Once, I found her laying in the parking lot and she could not get up. She was shaking like a leaf.

Another time she fell down and broke her little finger. It took us over ten hours in the emergency room that time around. She would fall and couldn't get back up.