How can we reduce the risk of falls involving mobility aids in memory care?

Walkers

Mobility aids are necessary for many people living with dementia, but these helpful devices can actually increase the risk of falls. In fact, people with dementia are three times more likely to suffer a fall when using a mobility aid, such as a cane, walker or wheelchair, compared to not using one at all, according …

From The New York Times: “Deadly Falls in Older Americans Are Rising. Here’s How to Prevent Them.”

Deadly Falls in Older Americans Are Rising. Here’s How to Prevent Them.

This week, The New York Times examined a new study published in the medical journal JAMA, which found that “for people over 75, the rate of mortality from falls more than doubled from 2000 to 2016.” While the overall picture shows that this is likely due to people living longer with conditions that would have been fatal in the …