The most significant risk of falling in for people with Alzheimer’s disease is cognitive problems. And according to Dr. Rein Tideiksaar, the visual aspects of Alzheimer’s disease can also put people at risk of falling in terms of their inability to match and integrate their position with their surrounding environment.
Meet Dr. Rein Tideiksaar
Rein Tideiksaar Ph.D., PA-C (or Dr Rein as he is commonly referred to) is the president of FallPrevent, LLC, Blackwood, NJ, a consulting company that provides educational, legal and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly. Dr Tideiksaar is a gerontologist (health care professional who specializes in working with elderly patients) and a geriatric physician’s assistant. Author of textbooks, professional training manuals and director of numerous research projects on fall prevention, Dr Tideiksaar has been active in this field for over 30 years, and has developed fall prevention programs in the community, assisted living, home care, acute care hospital, and nursing facility setting. Dr. Tideiksaar’s blogs appear @ecarediary.com, seniorlist.com, and rightathome.net.