Brief ReportsPhysical and Vestibular Physical Therapy Referrals in People With Alzheimer DiseaseGandhi, Priyal BA*; Klatt, Brooke N. PT, PhD†; Agrawal, Yuri MD, MPH†Author Information *Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine †Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Y.A. is receiving grant funding from NIA (#RO1 AG057667), NIH/NIDCD (#R03 DC015583), and NIH/NIDCD (#K23 DC013056). The remaining authors declare no conflicts of interest. Reprints: Priyal Gandhi, BA, Apt 1104, 501 St Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 (e-mail: [email protected]). Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders: April–June 2021 - Volume 35 - Issue 2 - p 169-171 doi: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000390 Buy Metrics Abstract People with Alzheimer disease (AD) are at increased risk of falls and disproportionately burdened with vestibular impairment compared with healthy older adults. Although physical therapy (PT) and vestibular physical therapy (VPT) are effective rehabilitation interventions in improving balance and fall risk, referral patterns for these services in the AD population are understudied. A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients seen for primary AD care at a tertiary AD referral center to investigate the frequency of rehabilitation referrals. Of the 801 people with AD seen for AD care in 1 year, 48 individuals (6.0%) were referred to PT and 5 individuals (0.6%) to VPT. People with AD appear to receive very infrequent PT and VPT referrals, despite the potentially large number of people with AD who could benefit from PT and VPT services to improve their balance and vestibular function. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.