Posted by: seattledizzygroup | September 30, 2018

Take Steps to Prevent Falls

 

Falls are Preventable!

The vestibular system deteriorates as we age, and as a result many older people begin to feel unsteady.  Dizziness is a common symptom affecting about 30% of adults over the age of 65 and 1/3 of adults over age 65 fall each year.  Falls can take a serious toll on seniors health, quality of life and independence.  However, falls are NOT a normal part of aging and are preventable!

More information:  www.vestibular.org/seniors

The first week of Fall each year is Falls Prevention Awareness Week with the goal of raising awareness about how to prevent falls among older adults.

www.stopfalls.org/news-events/fall-prevention-awareness-week

Falls Prevention Steady as You Go VeDA infographic 2018

Falls Prevention Resources:

Balance and Aging VeDA Article

Balance and Falls in the Older Adult VeDA Article

Falls Prevention Fact Sheet

NCOA List of Falls Prevention Articles

 

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