• Preventing Outdoor Falls Among Older Adults

    5 monthes ago - By Psych Central

    Research shows that nearly one-third of adults aged 65 and older fall down each year. And although nearly half of these falls occur outdoors, the primary focus of most research has been on indoor rather than outdoor falls.
    Now a new study, published in the journal Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics , focused solely on the outdoor fall experiences of older adults living in New York City. The findings are being used to develop and pilot an outdoor fall prevention program.
    While some risk factors for indoor and outdoor falls are the same, such as depression, fall history, and use of...
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