Posts Tagged ‘ Falls ’

Chronic Pain Linked To Risk Of Fall In Elderly

November 25, 2009
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Following on from previous articles where we looked at ability to perform normal everyday functions as being an important predictor of having a fall for older people, new research has shown the amount of pain someone is in will also be a key predictor. Which makes sense when you think about it – if you’re…

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Risk Factors for Hospitalisation in the Elderly

August 18, 2009
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In this study the investigators tried to assess which characteristics are related to the risk of being hospitalised in “older adults”. It has been established that as people get older they lose strength, but it is unclear whether having less muscle tissue necessarily means you are weaker per se, and it has also previously been…

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The Benefits of Strength Training in the Elderly

August 18, 2009
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We’ve previously looked at the effects of exercise on reducing the risk of falls in the elderly (http://thegoodhealthjournal.com/?p=10), following on from that I’d like to look at a couple of studies that examine the role of weight/resistance training on improving the physical function of “older adults” and then a study which has shown that having…

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