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Executive Function and Falls in Older Adults: New Findings from a Five-Year Prospective Study Link Fall Risk to Cognition

  • Anat Mirelman,

    Affiliations: Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel, School of Health Related Professions, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheba, Israel

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  • Talia Herman,

    Affiliation: Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Marina Brozgol,

    Affiliation: Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Moran Dorfman,

    Affiliation: Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Elliot Sprecher,

    Affiliation: Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Avraham Schweiger,

    Affiliation: Department of Behavioral Sciences, Academic College of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Nir Giladi,

    Affiliations: Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Department of Neurology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Jeffrey M. Hausdorff mail

    jhausdor@bidmc.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Department of Physical Therapy, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: June 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040297

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