For some seniors, pandemic isolation has created a perfect storm of physical inactivity and deconditioning that has resulted in increased falls risk and greater fear of falling, researchers say.
More than a quarter of older adults say they are in worse physical condition now than before the pandemic, and nearly half age 65 and older have become more afraid of falling, a new poll finds.
A wise editor once told me successful magazines need to target two basic human emotions: fear and greed. Over the years, that advice has proven remarkably resilient.
An elderly person’s fear of falling can actually exacerbate underlying physical conditions, creating a “vicious circle,” which could lead to a greater risk of falling, according to a...
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