Simple and effective ways to reduce fall risk in elderly people

A guide to understand and tackle falls in an #OlderPerson

When a person grows older, mobility concerns come in to play. Falls are one of the major health problems amongst senior citizens and a common cause of injury in this age group; an event which is most of the times accidental and seen mainly in elderly individuals. Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity […]

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High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals study

High doses of vitamin D do not increase bone density, and they may even lower it, researchers report. In a double-blinded, three-year clinical trial published in JAMA, scientists randomised 311 healthy adults without osteoporosis to daily doses of 400, 4,000 or 10,000 units of vitamin D. At the beginning and end of the study, they […]

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Study link usage of hearing aids with reduced risk of depression, dementia and falls

Yet only 12% of those who have a formal diagnosis of hearing loss actually get the devices – even when they have insurance coverage for at least part of the cost, the study shows. The findings, made by a University of Michigan team using data from nearly 115,000 people over age 66 with hearing loss […]

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Regular exercise helps senior citizens reduce their risk of falls, suggest study

Older adults who have exercised regularly for at least a year may be less likely to experience falls or related injuries than their less active peers, reveals a new research review. Exercising regularly appears to protect older adults against falls, including serious ones, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers analysed data […]

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Exercise may help reduce fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer’s

Dementia takes a toll on those who live with it—and it also places a burden on caregivers. Along with problems connected to memory, language, and decision-making, dementia can cause neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, changes in mood, increased irritability, and changes in personality and behaviour. People who have AD/dementia also have twice the risk […]

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