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Seniors’ fear of falling affects quality of life, survey shows

Falls and the risk of falling can have negative effects on the quality of life, both physically and emotionally, for seniors....

August 3, 2011

Alan Wu

Falling might be a warning sign of Alzheimer’s and not just a symptom

Approximately, one in three adults over the age of 65 will experience a fall each year, and a new study suggests that falling may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease....

July 20, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

A new fall prevention program helps aging Arizona residents

Seniors who live in Arizona and qualify for Medicare will be able to take advantage of a new program for elderly adults at the ActiveRx Rehabilitation center in Chandler, Arizona....

July 14, 2011


Alert systems and early diagnosis can prevent injury

People who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease only account for about 13 percent of Medicare subscribers....

July 11, 2011

Alan Wu

Addressing risk factors can help prevent fall-related injury

Deteriorating health and hazardous homes can contribute to the risk off falls for elderly individuals. ...

July 7, 2011


Medical alert systems and medication vigilance can improve senior safety

Even though the ice and snow have long since melted and summer has arrived, seniors are still at risk of falling. ...

July 1, 2011

Alan Wu

Inside or outside, elderly alert systems can be helpful in case of a fall

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School recently conducted a study on the causes of falls for older adults, and they found that the risk of falling varies from person...

June 13, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Rehab center finds new way to prevent falls among seniors

While falls are an all-too-frequent occurrence among senior citizens, they may actually be preventable if older adults employ the right amount of caution, exercise and awareness, according t...

January 14, 2011

Alan Wu

Overmedication may lead to increased risk of falls

Certain medication can improve the quality of life for many older adults, but there is also a risk of taking too much....

January 6, 2011

Alan Wu

Safe ways to conduct home repairs during the golden years

Many baby boomers and seniors plan to live at home during their golden years, but few consider what a hassle maintenance tasks can become, particularly if they are the only ones left to do t...

November 30, 2010

Jasmine Phu