Director's Editorials from Age in Action

Title

Falls

Document Type

Editorial

Original Publication Date

2011

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Age in Action

Volume

26

Issue

2

Date of Submission

February 2015

Abstract

Falls are common, affecting about one third of community-dwelling adults over age 65 and about half over age 80. The risk factors for falling are complex, and falls may themselves be a signal for other troubling conditions. When fear of falling emerges as an issue for some elders, they are likely to reduce their activities, thinking that this will reduce their risk, and isolation and depression can ensue. There are teaching roles for nurses, physicians, and physical therapists in sharing with other professions how to assess gait, vision, or dizziness.

Rights

Copyright managed by Virginia Center on Aging.

Is Part Of

Director's Editorials from Age in Action

Recommended Citation

Ansello, E. (2011). Falls. Age in Action, 26(2).

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