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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Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Fall is the leading cause of injury deaths and hospital trauma admissions in older adults. Fall is also preventable if we are aware of the risk factors and take actions to minimize them. The first week of Fall each year is Fall Prevention Awareness Week. This event has taken place since 2008 to raise awareness …

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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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Are You Ready for tai chi?

Tai chi or taiji, is a form of Chinese martial arts. It is a popular exercise usually practiced for health, although it can be used in combat too. It helps to improve muscular strength, balance and coordination. Tai chi is characterized by slow flowing movements, relaxed but mindful, almost like meditation in motion. In China, …

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