HealthDay (9/21, Reinberg) reports, “In older people a fall can sometimes be a sign of oncoming Alzheimer’s disease, even in the absence of mental issues,” investigators concluded after following some “83 people over age 65 for one year.” Study participants all “had normal thinking and memory at the outset, and kept monthly calendars recording any falls.” In addition, each participant underwent “brain scans to look for amyloid plaque (which has been tied to Alzheimer’s) and signs of brain shrinkage.” The findings were published online Sept. 14 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.(SOURCE: APA Headlines)