“The Link Between Falls And Brain Activity,” by Angie Szumlinski, Provider

“A study recently published in the December issue of Neurology finds that people whose brains work the hardest when they try to walk and talk at the same time may have a higher risk of falling in the future than those who can do both with ease. The ability to multi-task is directly related to what is considered ‘executive function’ and/or ‘dual-task performance.’ What makes this truly exciting is that it appears to be the first study to link brain activity changes that precede behavioral changes to risk of falls.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Maybe there’s something to this. The ancient Greek philosopher Thales famously fell into a well while contemplating the stars. I think I’ll refrain from chewing gum while walking and thinking about the next LTC Bullet topic at the same time.

The Link Between Falls And Brain Activity