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Exercise programs designed to prevent falls in older adults also appear to prevent injuries caused by falls.
Using plastic optical fibers on the underlay of a carpet, researchers have developed just such an ability in what’s being called a ‘magic carpet’.
Taking a fall in older life can not only result in injury, but also a potentially debilitating loss of confidence.
Balance and strength training is known to reduce falls in older adults.
While simple falls, such as slipping while walking off a curb, may seem relatively harmless, they can actually lead to severe injury and death in elderly individuals.
STAFFORD, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare costs are rapidly increasing due to the rapid aging of our population. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that over 60% of fatal falls occur in the home.
Tel Aviv University researchers say the drug used to help manage attention deficit disorder in children may help seniors from falling.
Traumatic brain injuries due to falls caused nearly 8,000 U.S. deaths and 56,000 hospitalizations in 2005 among people 65 and older, officials said.
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