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10 tips for fall prevention

6 Tips for At-Home Fall Prevention

Thousands of elderly Americans fall in their homes each year, often due to factors that can be modified for fall prevention in advance. As people age, muscle degeneration occurs, which weakens both strength and balance. Chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis can cause balance disorders, cognitive impairment and weakness in the extremities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospitalization in people 65 and older. Read on for 6 Tips for at home Fall Prevention.

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10 tips for at home fall prevention

As people age, muscle degeneration occurs, and strength, and thus balance, becomes impaired. People who lead a sedentary lifestyle can lose about half their strength and about 40% of their muscle, which leads to a loss of balance as well.

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