A guide to understand and tackle falls in an #OlderPerson

Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly and a marker of poor physical and cognitive status. Studies in Indian population have shown that incidence of falls in elderly (60 years of age and above) ranges from 14 per cent to 52 per cent

A guide to understand and tackle falls in an #OlderPersonWhen 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 […]

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

Vitamin D supplements may even lead to decreases in bone density, the study suggested

High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals studyHigh 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 […]

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

Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression or anxiety for the first time over the next three years, and a lower risk of suffering fall-related injuries, than those who leave their hearing loss uncorrected, a new study finds

Study link usage of hearing aids with reduced risk of depression, dementia and fallsYet 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 […]

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

Workouts may strengthen leg muscles, improve balance and coordination while walking, and help reduce the risk and severity of osteoporosis, or diminished bone density that can make fractures more likely when people do fall

Regular exercise helps senior citizens reduce their risk of falls, suggest studyOlder 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 […]

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

People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of dementia have difficulties performing the daily activities that others might consider routine

Exercise may help reduce fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer’sDementia 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 […]

Here’s how a lack of sunshine can affect your overall health

Weather can do more than just impact your mood; it can actually impact your health

Here’s how a lack of sunshine can affect your overall healthOrthoCincy bone specialists say that has now been linked to a lack of vitamin D. It’s pretty easy to see this time of year why we don’t get enough of the sunshine vitamin. Dr Matt DesJardins from OrthoCincy said, “One of the things seasonally as we get into the fall, we make less vitamin D. […]

Accidents just happen, do they?

Dr Mohammed Shakeel, HOD-Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how little, unattended things can lead to some serious mishaps, how to prevent them? And how and what to do during such instances

Accidents just happen, do they?Accidents are the main reason for injuries and sometimes death amongst the children. As a fact, the place, that people feel the safest, their house, hide various hazards; the prime cause is sheer negligence. A minor distraction can lead to some serious injuries, many accidents, that happen in and around the home can be avoided. […]