Falls and hip fractures may precede Parkinson’s diagnosis by decades
Why is it important?
- Novelty 80% 80%
- Proximity 40% 40%
- Deliverability 60% 60%
It is important to note that the information for this study came from patient registers and not from direct examination of patients. Although additional work is needed to confirm the link, these findings provide insight into potential neurodegenerative problems many years before onset of traditional symptoms and diagnosis.
The results published in 2016 showed that rivastigmine can improve gait stability of people with Parkinson’s and therefore may reduce the frequency of falls. A phase 3 study is currently being designed.