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Topic- Balance and falls

 

Aches and pain increase risk of falls-1998

Aches and pain increase risk of falls

Older adults are susceptible to falling—over one-third of people 65 years and older in the US fall each year. About 20-30% of falls are estimated to result in moderate to serious injuries, ranging from bruises through fracture to head trauma (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Risk factors include low physical function, medications, vision impairment and medications. The authors of a new study felt that chronic pain might be an unexplored risk factor for falling.

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Mood-changing drugs can cause falls-1989

Mood-changing drugs can cause falls

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Falls still occur when using a walker or cane-1846

Falls still occur when using a walker or cane

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Exercise for fall prevention: Who, me?-1584

Exercise for fall prevention: Who, me?

Exercise is part of a comprehensive falls management program because it has been effective in reducing the number of falls (ICAA Research Review, 8(43) December 2008). Yet, the authors of a new study point out, less than half of the people ages 40+ living in the United Kingdom achieve recommended levels of physical activity. What are the attitudes of younger older adults toward exercise as a method to prevent falling?

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