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Cold weather: Alerts of winter storms associated with fall-related injuries-5210

Cold weather: Alerts of winter storms associated with fall-related injuries

When the government alerted residents of Montreal, Canada, that freezing rain was expected, the warning was associated with an increase in fall-related injuries, especially among men. To a lesser extent, injuries were associated with warnings about snowstorms.

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Do older adults overestimate or underestimate their risk of falls?-5149

Do older adults overestimate or underestimate their risk of falls?

In Canada, 20-30% of people 60 years and older fall each year, and falls remain the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations. Fear of falling is one of the risk factors (Public Health Agency of Canada).

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A few home modifications can help prevent falls-5128

A few home modifications can help prevent falls

Environmental factors, such as loose rugs, poor lighting and lack of handrails, can increase the risk of falls (National Council on Aging). Recognizing this, an initiative in New Zealand was developed to discover if home modifications increased safety, which in turn would reduce the number of falls.

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Pain associated with fear of falling, and falls-5126

Pain associated with fear of falling, and falls

In Canada, 20-30% of people 65 years and older fall each year, making falling a major cause of hospitalization and disability (Public Health Agency of Canada).

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Sidewalks and errands increase the risk of falling-5044

Sidewalks and errands increase the risk of falling

Older adults who lived in neighborhoods in Boston, Massachusetts with lower socioeconomic indicators were more likely to walk for errands and other necessities and also were more likely to fall on sidewalks, streets and curbs, according to findings from a study that included 765 community-dwelling women and men, ages 70 years or older. People who fell on a sidewalk were more likely to experience an injury than those who fell in a recreational area.

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Balance and depression are fall risks among people with cognitive decline-5036

Balance and depression are fall risks among people with cognitive decline

Background in a new study from Australia points out that people with cognitive impairment are at a high risk of falls. But what are those risks?

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