Gerontologists have called home changes necessary to prevent falls in the elderly.
Bones and joints become fragile with age and any fall in an elderly person can lead to serious injury. At the same time, in order to fall, it is not necessary to walk on an icy sidewalk or be in the path of an inattentive cyclist. Most of these injuries occur at home.
Researchers from the University of Sydney published an analysis of 22 scientific studies in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews which included data on 8,500 older people. They came to the conclusion that falls in the home most often occur due to poor lighting, clutter and lack of guardrails on the stairs.
As he writes “Gazeta.ru“, the scientists found no convincing evidence of the benefit of fall reduction measures, such as the use of adapted glasses, special shoes or training to reduce the risk of falls.
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