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Injuries are the sixth leading cause of death in those over the age of 75 years. The majority of these deaths are related to falls. It is estimated that a third of all people over 65 fall each year. This risk increases with age and is particularly high in women. The risk of falling is highest in the institutionalized elderly, in spite of their theoretically sheltered living situation. Most studies suggest that nursing home residents fall on average twice each year.

Accidents happen. No advice will ever let you completely avoid accidents, but what is very clear is that many accidents are preventable. If you want to live a long life, full of physical and mental vigor, you will benefit from following advice,

Accidents And Falls
Hip fracture is one of the most serious common results of falling. Hip fracture is associated with a frighteningly high loss of life, and a relatively high frequency of permanent loss of ability to walk without help. An equally important consequence of falling is the fear that it produces, resulting in diminished self-confidence and often a dramatic loss of get-up-and-go. Frequent falls may lead to the loss of independence.


 



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