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The Hidden Cost of Cognition: Examining the Link Between Dual-Task Interference and Falls

The Hidden Cost of Cognition: Examining the Link Between Dual-Task Interference and Falls

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Andrew M. Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON.
Jeffrey D. Holmes, MSc(OT), PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON.
Kevin Wood, BHSc, Research Assistant, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON.
Mary E. Jenkins, BSc(PT), BEd, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Neurology, Clinical Neurological Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Abstract
“Accidents” (specifically falls) are a major contributor to death among older adults (defined as individuals over the age of 65). Falls contribute to ongoing mobility issues, and make it difficult for individuals that have sustained a fall, or who are at significant risk for a fall, to live independently.
Keywords: cognition, falls, dual-task interference