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Saturday, July 25, 2015

What you need to know about preventing seniors from falls

Are senior citizens falling at home or outside? If they are falling outside, what are the factors that cause them to fall? And if they are falling at home, one should be concerned about the home environment.
Questions pertaining to the elderly and falls are issues that interest Associate Professor Dr Tan Maw Pin of the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya. She is also consultant geriatician with Universiti Malaya Medical Centre.
“By asking specific questions, we’re able to tell how common falls are and where seniors are falling. If they are falling outside, is it because the pavements are uneven?” asked Dr Tan.  Read more

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