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Walking is effective for fall prevention-5239

Walking is effective for fall prevention

In Japan, 90 people ages 65-79 years old were assigned to brisk walking or balance and strength training groups as part of a fall prevention program that was supervised for three months and unsupervised for 13 months. Over the 16 months, the individuals in the walking group had a significant reduction in fall risk measured by falls per physically active person-day and falls per person-step when compared to those in the balance group.

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Older adults report more falls, but reasons are not clear-5223

Older adults report more falls, but reasons are not clear

Participants in the Health and Retirement Study (1998-2010) reported whether or not they had fallen. For an analysis, a fall was defined as one self-reported fall in the past two years. Among all adults 65 and older, the two-year prevalence of falls

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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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