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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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Exercise for fall prevention welcome, but scarce-4768

Exercise for fall prevention welcome, but scarce

Recognizing that targeted exercise is a key portion of a program to reduce the risk of falls, a team of researchers was curious how well programs are received by older adults.

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Arthritis may increase risk of falls-4725

Arthritis may increase risk of falls

As background to a new analysis of data from the US 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System states, one risk factor for falls may be impairments in gait speed and balance, which are associated with arthritis. Respondents were asked if they had ever been diagnosed by a doctor or health professional with some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus or fibromyalgia, and if they had experienced an unintentional fall in the prior 12 months.

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Canadian study finds high risk for head injuries in long-term care-4524

Canadian study finds high risk for head injuries in long-term care

Older adults who live in long-term care environments are at significant risk of sustaining head injuries, report researchers from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, British Columbia. For the study, the authors reviewed video footage of 227 falls among 133 residents at 2 local long-term care residences. They found 37% of falling residents struck their heads upon falling, and hit the ground—most often, on linoleum or tile flooring—more than 60% of the time. “By any measure, this is an alarmingly high prevalence,” the researchers observe.

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Exercise has double benefit for falls management-4423

Exercise has double benefit for falls management

A fall resulting in injury can lead to a gradual or sudden decline in health and well-being. Worldwide, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional or accidental deaths, according to the World Health Organization, and occur most frequently among people 65 years and older.

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