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1. Review common intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for falls by older adults.
2. Compare risk factors for older adults with and without intellectual disabilities.
3. Focus on medications as a risk factor among a complexity of risk factors.
4. Suggest steps to improve appropriateness of medication regimens, as a step to help reduce risk for falls.
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Slattum, P., & Ansello, E. (2013). Medications as a Risk Factor in Falls by Older Adults with and without Intellectual Disabilities. Age in Action, 28(1), 1-6.