Identifying the Effectiveness of Fall Prevention Interventions in Community-Dwelling Adults with Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment
During Fall Prevention Month learn more about our research aimed at identifying the effectiveness of fall prevention interventions in community-dwelling adults with mild to moderate cognitive impairment.
Older adults with cognitive impairment fall 2-3 times more than cognitively healthy adults. With an aging population, the cost of fall injuries to seniors in Canada is estimated to continue to rise.
Researchers from the McMaster Aging, Community and Health Research Unit partnered with the McMaster Evidence Review Synthesis Team (MERST) to determine what evidence is available to prevent falls in cognitively impaired adults.
They found that there is limited research about effective fall prevention interventions for older adults with cognitive impairment. More high-quality studies with longer follow-up and adequate sample sizes are needed to identify effective strategies for preventing falls in this population.
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