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Walking and Talking Simultaneously Could Cause Elders to Fall

Posted Oct 03 2010 12:00am

It’s nearly impossible to address the topic of walking and talking at the same time without making a joke, especially when you come from a family that is, well, klutzy. I’d refrain from mentioning that old saw about walking and talking at the same time, as it was already addressed in an article titled, “Talking While Walking Puts Parkinson’s Patients at Risk for Falls,” which addresses a study done by researchers at Florida State University, but most readers will think of it right away. So, now put it out of your mind as a joke. It’s real.

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