[The decreases in motor function in the elderly].

Nippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine

PubMedID: 23855200

Kawate N, Mizuma M. [The decreases in motor function in the elderly]. Nippon Rinsho. 2013;71(6):988-92.
Decreases in motor function in the elderly differ from one individual to another. These decreases may disturb their ability to perform activities of daily living and locomotion. Because of the decrease in reserve capacity that comes with age, disuse syndrome may develop, in which the individual becomes bedridden and more susceptible to another diseases and injuries. Emergency medical care workers must have adequate understanding of the motor function of the elderly. Prevention of disuse syndrome with early rehabilitation must be a top priority.