Tag Archives: Falls Awareness Week

Falls Assessment and Prevention in Older People: CG161 (NICE)

Summary This National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline covers the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. This guideline updates and replaces the earlier guidance on “Falls (NICE Clinical Guideline 21)” and includes information on the … Continue reading

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Falling in Older People and Poor Eyesight (College of Optometrists / Opinion Matters)

Summary Many people are unaware of the relationship between poor eyesight and falls in older people, according to research to promote Falls Awareness Week. “The research, carried out by Opinion Matters, also showed that almost half of those surveyed (46%) … Continue reading

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Resources for Falls Awareness Week: June 17th – 21st 2013 (Age UK)

Summary Falls Awareness Week this year is June 17 – 21st 2013. It will be used to highlight the risk of falls and to offer simple interventions to prevent falls. Approximately 30% of over 65 year olds fall every year, and … Continue reading

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