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Senior Living: Falls: Are you at risk?




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Falls can diminish your ability to lead an active and independent life. There usually are several reasons for falls, and the more risk factors you have, the greater your risk.

The reasons for falls are complex,

and include:

•Being 80 years old or older

•Leg muscle weakness

•Difficulty with balance or walking

•Depression

•Low blood pressure

•Using a cane or other walking device

•Vision problems (cataracts, macular

degeneration, wearing bifocals)

•Conditions that cause confusion,

such as dementia and Alzheimer’s

disease

•Medical conditions that limit your

ability to get around, such as

Parkinson’s disease, stroke,

or diabetes

•Taking more than four medications

at the same time or psychoactive

medications (such as sedatives or

antidepressants)

•Home hazards (throw rugs, pets

underfoot)

•A history of previous falls.

If you are worried about falling, or if you recently had a fall, your physical therapist can conduct a screening of your fall risk. If the screening shows that you are at risk, the therapist will perform a more thorough evaluation, and design an exercise and training program to improve your balance and strength. This program may include:

•Balance training

•Walking and moving improvement

•Learning to multitask safely

•Fear management

•Aerobic training

•Strength training

•Education

•Use of community programs.
 

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