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Interventions successful in preventing falls in over-65s

Researchers have found a number of interventions to be successful in preventing elderly people from debilitating falls that currently affect 30% of over-65s.

The large-scale research project included 159 trials with over 79,000 participants from Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Simples solutions included wearing anti-slip shoe devices in icy conditions. More complex were solutions such as surgical and drug treatments. Such measures, depending on the individual’s needs, were successful in significantly reducing the risk of falling.

Read more at University of Sydney

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