Supporting caregivers of people living with dementia to understand role of gait aids

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October 2021 blog post written by Dr. Susan Hunter and Marguerite Oberle Thomas, RN., BScN.

Research has shown that people with dementia can learn new skills like exercises or using a mobility aid through repetition and practice, which is frequent training with positive feedback.

There are changes in balance and walking that occur from the underlying disease process of dementia that make people more unsteady. Balance and gait deficits are common and present early in the disease.

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