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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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How much exercise can prevent falls?-4387

How much exercise can prevent falls?

Following a literature review, the results of 31 studies examining the role of exercise in relation to falls for people 60 years and older living in the community were analyzed. The analysis indicated that exercise interventions conducted for a minimum of one hour/week for 40 hours were successful in reducing the incidence of falls.

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Stressful life events may increase risk of falls among older men-4326

Stressful life events may increase risk of falls among older men

When a person feels stress, the body reacts with symptoms such as an increased heart rate and blood pressure. If these symptoms persist over time, they may lead to physical or psychological problems (University of Maryland Medical Center).

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