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Topic- Falls management

 

Longterm falls prevention program is effective-4302

Longterm falls prevention program is effective

The British Geriatrics Society has published the abstracts from its Spring meeting. One topic area, titled “Falls, fracture and trauma” features seven abstracts, including a presentation on a falls prevention program.

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Fear of falling may protect against falling-4231

Fear of falling may protect against falling

Background in a new study states that Chinese people have approximately half the risk of falling as do people of white ethnicities. Why would that be?

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Falls may indicate future disability-3532

Falls may indicate future disability

The ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL), such as eating, bathing and dressing, is an indicator of a person’s functional independence.

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In the hospital, fear of falling leads to functional decline-3487

In the hospital, fear of falling leads to functional decline

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Everyday activities can lead to injuries and falls-3485

Everyday activities can lead to injuries and falls

About 63% of people 65 years and older in Canada were injured when they fell, according to an analysis of data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (2009-2010) that reported the “single most serious activity-limiting injury.”

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Exercise a leader in falls prevention-3386

Exercise a leader in falls prevention

The risk factors for falls include muscle weakness, poor balance and gait, a sudden drop in blood pressure, slowed reaction times, foot problems, medications and other functional or health limitations (NIH SeniorHealth).

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