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Developing an understanding of the risk factors for falls among adults with intellectual disabilities: a commentary

Pope et al (2021) conducted a narrative review to identify risk factors for falls among people with ID, building on previous findings of a similar review (Willgoss et al, 2010). A structured approach...

Nurse-led home modification interventions for community-dwelling older adults with dementia and their impact on falls prevention

In order to reach older adults with dementia living in the community, a doctor in the neurology outpatient clinic of a local public hospital was interviewed. Older adults with dementia were identified...

Fall prevention programmes for older adults in the community: impact on rate of falls

Sherrington et al's (2020) systematic review involved a vigorous search of nine databases from the date of inception to 7 November 2019. This included searches for ongoing and recently completed...

Falls prevention in the community: does deprescribing FRIDs work?

Lee et al (2021) used well-known databases, and inclusion criteria included RCTs of FRID withdrawal compared with usual care evaluating the rate of falls, incidence of falls, fall-related injuries,...

Virtual reality, the COVID-19 pandemic and rehabilitation for community-dwelling older adults

The present commentary aims to appraise the methods used in the systematic review by Dermody et al (2020) and to expand on their findings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic..

Effectiveness of individually tailored exercise on functional capacity and mobility in nursing home residents

An observational cohort study was conducted in a nursing home in the province of Padua, Italy. All residents who were admitted to the nursing home between January 2014 and December 2016 were enrolled...

A mirror image: experiences of informal carers caring for frail, older persons at risk from falling

The findings are presented as verbatim quotes used to illustrate each theme with pseudonyms assigned to each informal carer..

Falls and older people: preventative interventions

This programme comprises 30 minutes of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises that progress in difficulty and are performed at home at least three times per week, together with...

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