Balance

Finding balance and lighting the way

Finding balance and lighting the way

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Most of our patients over 80 have vestibular deficits, and that's why they fall.

Playing catch may help to reduce falls

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Catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and may help prevent falls in the elderly, according to two studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The psychology of falls in long-term care

The psychology of falls in long-term care

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According to the American Geriatrics Society, one in three adults over the age of 65 falls each year. Falls represent the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. You might be surprised to hear some of the contributing factors of falls and the psychology behind them. I also have advice on ways residents and staff can reduce the likelihood of falls.

Tai chi: a trend worth pursuing?

Tai chi: a trend worth pursuing?

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I was recently watching one of the news channels and they talked about a study that was conducted that showed that men who performed tai chi exercises lived longer. While I'm not a male, sign me up!

Undiagnosed neurological condition could contribute to falls, fractures in the elderly, research finds

Undiagnosed neurological conditions such as cervical myelopathy could be the reason for many falls and hip fractures in the elderly, new research shows.