Category Archives: Falls

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Spinal Implants May Revolutionise Walking Rehabilitation in Parkinson’s Disease? (BBC News / Parkinson’s UK)

Summary Canadian researchers working with electrical stimulation to the spines of chronic Parkinson’s Disease patients have discovered a technique to improve mobility and reduce the risk of falls. The implants improve feedback signals returning back up to the brain. “[Benefit … Continue reading

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Recently Published Resources on Falls Prevention – In the Community and in Hospitals (BMJ / NHS Improvement / NIHR / JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary There are uncertainties about the effectiveness of environmental interventions to reduce risk of falls among older persons living in the community. A BMJ systematic review covers the options, coming down in favour of occupational therapist-led environment risk assessments and … Continue reading

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Pharmacists’ Interventions to Promote Quality of Life and Healthy Ageing (PHE)

Summary Interventions which can be provided by pharmacy teams to help older people lead more independent lives and improve their health are listed, including those directed towards: Preventing falls. Dementia Physical inactivity. Social isolation. Malnutrition. Full Text Link Reference A … Continue reading

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Keeping Warm: Cold Weather Plan for England (PHE)

Summary At a time when keeping warm is again on people’s minds, the latest Cold Weather Plan for England, from Public Health England (PHE), has been released. Full Text Link Reference Cold weather plan for England. [Online]: Public Health England, … Continue reading

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Understanding the Basics of Care and Support: a Tale of Two Cultures? (JCN)

Summary A systematic review, concerning the effectiveness of nursing interventions for patients’ nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene needs, discovered numerous inadequacies in the quality of evidence. This is perhaps reflective of an age-old culture divide between “doers” and “thinkers”. “The … Continue reading

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Literature Review: Dementia and Co-Occurring Chronic Conditions (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary This review of the literature identified topics for future research, which include hospitalisation, disease-specific outcomes, diabetes, chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, depression, falls, stroke, and multiple chronic conditions. “…living with significant cognitive impairment or dementia negatively impacts mortality, institutionalization, and … Continue reading

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Uncertainties Concerning the Efficacy of Interventions for Falls Prevention in Older People Living in the Community (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent systematic review examines the possible benefits (or harms) of multifactorial and multiple component interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. “Multifactorial interventions may reduce the rate of falls compared with usual care or … Continue reading

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