Reducing Fall Injuries with Fall Mats

Fall could happen even after we have used various measures to prevent it. It is particularly difficult to avoid among the oldest older adults, and those who are physically frail or have a number of underlying health problems. Falls are common events among nursing home residents with dementia or confusion (may be affected by medication), …

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Fall hazards for seniors at home

Fall hazards - slippery floor

Fall is the leading cause of accidental injuries among the 65+. Statistically, six out of ten falls happen at home and some of which are fatal. Hence, elderly fall prevention must start with discussing fall hazards at home. Places around the house where you are most likely to fall are: Stairs Living room Bedrooms Bathroom …

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Reduce fall risks in the elderly

Can we help our elderly parents or grandparents, or friends or neighbors, to prevent fall? Yes, we can. It is not easy but can be done with planned actions. Fall can be caused by many reasons or a combination of reasons. But the most common fall risks factors in older adults are: Unstable gait and …

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Safe footwear to prevent falls

A shoe shop displaying various types of shoes

Are older people aware that inappropriate footwear may cause fall? Falls in older adults are common and may result in serious injuries. Although there are many causes of fall, trip-related falls are often linked to inappropriate footwear. Inappropriate footwear refers to footwear with unsafe features as well as footwear of incorrect size. Previous studies indicated …

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New Fall Alarm for Seniors

A fall alarm for seniors is a fall alarm wristband that elderly wear so that their walking pattern can be tracked.

  Technology used at BMW’s assembly line is transferred to a new fall alarm for seniors that can accurately indicate if an elderly is at increased risk of falling. Declining cognitive function increases the risk of fall. The possible causes are medication, lack of sleep or dementia. This is a disturbing safety problem for elderly …

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The Danger of Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy can compromise an elderly's safety

Latest Headlines Call for Better Assessment of Older People’s Medication Older people are often prescribed multiple kinds of medicines (polypharmacy). Polypharmacy 3 may cause adverse side effects such as drug interactions and other complications. The problem affects all ages, but older people are more vulnerable because they have slower metabolism and can’t excrete chemicals as efficiently …

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What Is Age Related Sarcopenia?

age related sarcopenia is a progressive loss of muscle mass and strength or function associated with aging

Having problem walking long distance, up a slope, or climbing stairs? The tired old legs are usually the first to warn that we are young no more…… If you don’t have other health problems, that feeling of low energy and decreasing physical strength is very likely due to sarcopenia. What is age related sarcopenia? Sarcopenia …

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Are You Taking Vitamin D Supplement?

Vitamin D supplement

You should be. Medical experts recommend people at risk of Vitamin D deficiency to take supplement every day. The at-risk groups include older adults, people with little exposure to sunlight, dark-skinned people, and those who are on vegan diet. Why Older Adults Need Vitamin D Supplement? Vitamin D is available in two natural sources: (1) …

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