Research Study

Is a Recent History of Multiple Falls an Early Indication of Cognitive Dysfunction?
Principal Investigator 
Teresa Liu-Ambrose


Disorders and Conditions 
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Closed for Recruitment
Study Start/End 
Jul 1, 2007 to Nov 30, 2019
Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, UBC Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital
Stephanie Doherty, Research Coordinator
604-875-4111 ext.69313
Purpose of Study 

We are recruiting people 65 and older to learn about the brain function differences between those who take falls, and those who do not. We will compare degree of cognitive decline over 12 months between fallers and non-fallers through brain scans (fMRI). We hope to ease identification of older adults at risk for dementia so intervention can occur. 


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 65 and older
  • Either have had falls in the last 12 months or have had no falls in the last 12 months 

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