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Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, June 10

Tai chi may help lift depression in older adults with heart disease …  Heart scan plus physical activity predicts mortality risk in seniors, study finds … Alzheimer research: Noise-inducing neurons shut down memories … American Cancer Society updates diet and physical activity guidelines

Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.

The psychology of falls in long-term care

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.

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