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Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds
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Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds

A new study by doctors at the University of Montreal and an associated Montreal hospital have found that about half of seniors with visually impairing eye diseases report limiting their social activities due to fear of falling. This also places the se...

Exercise & Home Modification Most Effective to Prevent Falls in Seniors, New Study Finds
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Exercise & Home Modification Most Effective to Prevent Falls in Seniors, New Study Finds

New research published September 12 in The Cochrane Library has found that of several fall-prevention methods studied, exercise including strength and balance training was most effective in reducing the risk of falling for seniors. Modifications o...

National Safety Month Focuses on Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls among Older Adults
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National Safety Month Focuses on Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls among Older Adults

June has been designated "National Safety Month," an annual observance sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC), a non-profit organization, "to increase awareness of the top causes of preventable injuries and deaths and to encourage safe behavior...

Prevent Falls by Older Adults
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Prevent Falls by Older Adults

The HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that fall-related injuries are responsible for about two million visits to hospital emergency departments per year, according to a May 12, 2011 HealthBeat report issued by the U.S. Department o...

Making the Bathroom Safer for Your Elderly Parent
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Watch this video for good tips on how to make the bathroom safer for your elderly parent or other elderly loved one»

Check for Safety: A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults
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A thorough checklist by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation and MetLife Foundation. Caregivers should review this carefully and implement these suggestions for their elderly loved ones.

Eldercare At Home: Bone Weakness
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by the American Geriatric Society, Foundation for Health in Aging. Information for the caregiver on understanding the problem, when to get professional help, what you can do to help, carrying out and adjusting your plan, and checking on progress. &...

Footwear and Falls
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by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Makes the point that a major cause of falls is improper footwear and foot problems that it causes, and provides tips for injury prevention. As a caregiver, be sure to see that your elderly loved one has...

What YOU Can Do to Prevent Falls
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Brochure by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. As a caregiver, you can help your elderly loved one do four things to prevent falls: (1) begin a regular exercise program, (2) have your loved ...

Guideline for the Prevention of Falls in Older Persons
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by the American Geriatrics Society, British Geriatrics Society, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Panel on Falls Prevention. Geared primarily to health care professionals, this medical paper is also instructive for family caregivers. It re...

Falls Are Top Cause of Injury, Death Among Elderly
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Washington Post, July 19, 2008. Cites study by American Geriatric Society, finding that falls are a leading cause of serious injury and death among the elderly, and most of those falls occur in the home. Includes suggestions for making the home safe...

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Harvard Health Publishes Report on Strength and Power Training: A guide for adults of all ages
October 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Health Publishes Report on Strength and Power Training: A guide for adults of all ages

According to a special health report issued by Harvard Health Publications of Harvard Medical School, "Sarcopenia—the gradual decrease in muscle tissue—starts at around age 30, [and] the average 30-year-old can expect to lose about 25% of muscle ma...

Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report
September 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report

"More than 4 in 10 Americans will experience an episode of dizziness sometime during their lives that’s significant enough to send them to a doctor," according to the August, 2012 issue of NIH News in Health, a monthly newsletter published by the Nat...

Harvard Health Updates Report on Foot Care Basics - Preventing and Treating Common Foot Conditions
August 12, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Health Updates Report on Foot Care Basics - Preventing and Treating Common Foot Conditions

Harvard Health Publications has issued a newly revised Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School on "Foot Care Basics: Preventing and treating common foot conditions." "Three out of four Americans will suffer some kind of foot ailment in the...

Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout
July 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout

Harvard Health Publications has published a new Special Health Report entitled, "The Joint Pain Relief Workout: Healing exercises for your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles." The Report provides exercises designed by doctors at Harvard Medical Sc...

Free Fall Prevention Evaluation for Older Adults Offered by Nova Southeastern University
April 11, 2012 Posted by Editor
Free Fall Prevention Evaluation for Older Adults Offered by Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida offers a free interdisciplinary Fall Prevention Evaluation for older adults who are at risk due to balance problems. "This service provides a one-time, comprehensive, multiple discipline evaluation for...

Vitamin E Supplements May Weaken Bones, New Mouse Study Suggests
March 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Vitamin E Supplements May Weaken Bones, New Mouse Study Suggests

A new study by researchers at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, has found that mice fed Vitamin E supplement in a quantity similar to that consumed by many people taking Vitamin E supplements lost bone mass, while those bred to be deficient in Vitamin E...

Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back
February 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back

Harvard Health Publications has issued a revised and updated version of its Special Health Report on "Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back," written by experts at Harvard Medical School. According to Harvard Health Publications, "Back pain is one...

New Study: Can Twice Weekly Ballroom Dancing Prevent Falls in Elderly?
January 11, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Study: Can Twice Weekly Ballroom Dancing Prevent Falls in Elderly?

The University of Sidney, Australia has announced a new study to test whether twice weekly ballroom dancing can restore balance and strength and prevent falls in older adults. The one-year long study, entitled “The effectiveness of social dancing ...

Assistance Dogs Provide Wonderful Help for Those with Limited Mobility
November 23, 2011 Posted by Editor
Assistance Dogs Provide Wonderful Help for Those with Limited Mobility

Assistance Dogs (sometimes called "Service Dogs") provide remarkable help for those with limited mobility. In addition to the salutary love, bond, and companionship that the dogs provide, Assistance Dogs are trained to help with many tasks that make...

October is National Physical Therapy Month
October 18, 2011 Posted by Editor
October is National Physical Therapy Month

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has declared October as "National Physical Therapy Month." "Mobility is the key ingredient to aging successfully and remaining active and independent throughout our lives," said R Scott Ward, PT, PhD, P...

Many Elderly Caregivers Do Not Know How to Make Homes Fall-Safe
November 21, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

Home Safety Council finds many homes lack critical safety elements, by SeniorJournal.com. A study by the Home Safety Council found that even though falls are the leading cause of home injury-related death among older adults, critical falls prevention ...

Age-Specific Competencies for Healthcare Providers: Care of the mature Adult (65 Years and Older)
November 21, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

Sample chapter, excerpt: “Impaired mobility places the patient at risk for skin breakdown, falls, and psychological isolation… Healthcare providers must work together (physicians, nurses, physical therapists, nursing assistants, etc.) to provide ra...

Heros--Reducing Falls and Serious Injuries Training Program Manual
November 21, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

by Temple University School of Medicine and Department of Public Health, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Training manual for the HEROS© (Health, Education, Research Outreach fo...

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