Elderly Falls

Elderly relatives lose their balance more often as they get older, leading to falls and fractures, from which they recover more slowly than when they were younger. Learn how to prevent falls.

Articles About Elderly Falls
  • Maybe It's Not Dementia After All
    After my father fell, his dementia seemed to progress rapidly. I learned firsthand that delirium can be a puzzling side effect of hospitalization in people of all ages.
  • Preventing Falls, Fractures and Broken Bones in Elders
    When an elderly person falls, they are more likely to break or fracture a bone, such as hip, due to bones becoming more fragile as we age.
  • What to Do When a Senior Faints
    Seniors are twice as likely to experience fainting episodes compared to younger adults. Here are 7 steps that you can take to help ensure the safety of a senior who has fainted.
  • For the Elderly, Falls May Prove Deadly
    Falls are the number one cause of death from an injury for seniors. Seniors face an almost guaranteed increase in their risk for falling and the most common form of fall among the elderly population is a ground-level fall.
  • Next-Generation Undergarments Defend Against Falls, Infections
    Thanks to advances in wearable technology, a new generation of undergarments that defend against falls and infections may soon be available to seniors and their caregivers.
  • A Surprising Cause of Depression in Older Adults
    One of the most important factors in treating depression in older adults is their caregiver. Families have a rising concern when they see their aging loved one not wanting to participate in activities they once loved, or becoming isolated. A nurturing solution could be as simple as helping them re-engage with their community, family and social network. A silent cause is the fear of falling. They can become apprehensive with the possibilities that could threaten their freedom and independence.
  • Remember Humpty-Dumpty
    The worst fall I ever took was on April 1, 2008. Now I take steps to make sure the house is safer for Charlie and I.
  • What Can You Do When a Loved One Won’t Exercise?
    Charlie has had several falls in the past few months. One way to prevent falls is to do strength training exercises, but Charlie won't go to the classes any more. Do I fight with him daily?
  • 6 Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall
    Falls are not an inevitable part of growing older. Many falls can be prevented if caregivers take a few simple steps to make their elderly parent's life safer.
  • How to Prevent Seniors from Falling
    Falls and fractures are not an inevitable part of growing older -- many can be prevented if caregivers and their elderly parents take a few simple precautions.
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