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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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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