Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 3 Issue 10

21/10/2013
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Falls don’t have to be part of getting older

21/10/2013

SourceUniversity of Manchester

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Date of publication: 1st October 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: “Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among older people, but experts from across Europe argue they should not just be written off as an unavoidable consequence of ageing. Research shows that there are plenty of things people can do to prevent falls escalating with age.”


Milton Keynes raising awareness of falls prevention

21/10/2013

Source: AboutMyArea 14th October 2013 16:59

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Date of publication: 16th October 2013

Publication type: news item

In a nutshell: “Milton Keynes Hospital is raising awareness of falls prevention in a fortnight of activities that start on Monday October 14.”

Length of publication: One page


Gait, Cognition Predict Falls in Early Parkinson’s

21/10/2013

Source: Medpage Today

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Date of publication: 7th October 2013

Publication type: Webpage

In a nutshell: Ways to predict falls in Early Parkinson’s

Length of publication: One page


Factors associated with the completion of falls prevention program

21/10/2013

Source: Health Education Research

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Date of publication: 10th October 2013

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: Using falls prevention programs to help prevent falls and restore independence and quality of life in older adults.

Length of publication: 13 pages

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Screening hospitalized injured older adults for cognitive impairment and pre-injury functional impairment.

21/10/2013

Source: Applied Nursing Research, Vol 26 no 3 p. 146-150

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Date of publication: August 2013

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the the feasibility of screening IOAs for cognitive and pre-injury functional impairment; and to examine the prevalence of impairment at two acute care hospitals.

Length of publication: four pages.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.