Sept 23 is Fall Prevention Day
Falls among older adults is the leading cause of fatal and non fatal injuries. One in three older adults fall yearly. However not all are reported to a doctor. Falls cause over 20,000 fatalities a year. They are also responsible for almost half traumatic brain injury among older adults. They also cause significant injury due to broken bones.
Exercise and nutrition (including calcium and vitamin D) can help prevent falls. Also being aware, and perhaps decluttering your home to prevent hazards. Also adding grab bars, by the tub, by the toilet etc can be helpful.
Out family has experience with falls. Mom has fallen several times. She has broken her neck and her hip, and banged up her face very badly on occasion.
Health Is Vital
Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.