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Avoid Falls This Fall

Tips to Reduce the Risk of Falls for Those with Dementia

2016-10-25

Did you know that those with memory loss or dementia are 4 to 5 times greater at risk for falling than seniors without impairment?

Protect yourself and your loved one by reducing your risks. Key areas to check in your home include:

  1. Clear Away Clutter - Ensure that pathways are wide and clear of debris.
  2. Throw Out Throw Rugs - These attractive rugs are trip hazards.
  3. Improve Illumination - Here's a bright idea: increase lighting inside. Also consider nightlights to light the way in hallways and bathrooms.
  4. Get a Foothold on Your Footwear - Opt for comfortable stable footwear that provides support.

For more helpful tips on avoid falls, please review this article from the Fischer Center for Alzheimer's Research.


Tips to Reduce the Risk of Falls for Those with Dementia