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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.

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.

Of the 20 medications that are most frequently prescribed to older adults, over half may increase fall injury risk.

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?

Falls are a common occurrence for seniors, so it’s important to know what to do after one occurs. Use these tips to get your elderly loved one on their feet again and avoid any further injury.

Injuries performed while caregiving significantly impact both the caregiver's quality of life and their ability to look after their loved one.

Fatal falls amongst adults 65 and older have risen significantly since 1999. These tips can help elders stay independent, and most importantly, safe.

Falls in those with poor vision are radically reduced after cataract surgery.

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.

I so looked forward to this adventure, cruising around South America from Valparaiso, Chile, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. It didn't go as I'd hoped. I know now I should NOT have gone so far away, for so long, by myself. Here's are some of WHAT WENT WRONG.

Physical fitness is vitally important for both caregivers and their loved ones. Here's how Charlie and I manage to stay in shape.

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.

A commonly-precribed sleep aid may be behind more falls in hospitalized individuals than aging, delirium, insomnia or cognitive impairment, according to a new report.

Trips and slips are the usual suspects when identifying fall risks, but research demonstrates that most elderly falls occur simply due to unsteadiness or loss of balance.

People taking care of aging loved ones are always on alert for ways to make a senior less likely to fall. Recent research wades through over one-hundred different studies to determine the most effective ways to prevent an elder from taking a tumble.

A new report describes how older adults can incorporate helpful balance-enhancing exercises into their day-to-day lives.

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.

As we age, we often develop new health conditions, begin taking more medications and lose muscle mass. These factors can all increase a senior’s risk of falling, but a few simple exercises can help prevent accidents by improving strength and coordination.

While a trip or tumble may be a minor inconvenience for younger people, falls can cause significant, or even fatal, injuries for elderly individuals.

A new study indicates that elders face an increased susceptability to falls because of age-related reductions in their brain's ability to gauge distances.