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Is It Risky for Those With Alzheimer's to Use Canes and Walkers?

It is important for individuals with Alzheimer’s to stay moving, but it is not always possible because of the progression of the disease or medications.

However, when a cane or walker is needed, those with the disease often resist or cannot understand how to use the device and can become anxious or agitated.

Using a cane or walker is a complex cognitive activity for those with memory impairment, and may do more harm than good, says a report in The Advocate.


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