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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!

Tai chi improves mood and quality of life in heart failure patients, report says

Tai chi exercises might be able to help improve heart failure patients' quality of life, mood and confidence, new research finds.

From "nana" to "ninja": safe martial arts training can reduce damage from falls

They may never have the skills of Bruce Lee, but seniors with osteoporosis can use martial arts training to learn to fall more safely, researchers say.

Tai Chi helps reduce pain for seniors with osteoarthritis, study finds

Seniors with osteoarthritis pain may benefit from a popular Chinese martial art. Practicing two hours of Tai Chi per week has been shown to reduce pain in older adults, a new study found.