A drug that treats bone loss can improve balance, physical function, and reduce the fear of falling in seniors at at risk of fracture, researchers say.
Strength-based activity helps older adults delay the muscle decline that sets in after age 50 and supports functional independence, say British experts.
Scientists have successfully restored balance in mice using a technique they say could potentially be applied to humans in the future.
A wearable device that helps improve balance and gait in patients with peripheral neuropathy is now on the market and available by prescription, says its developer.
Once an older adult falls, chances of a repeat incident double. A program to correct poor balance and rebuild strength may significantly reduce the risk.
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.