On 10th July, 2021 U3A India invited Mateen Ansari, founder of DOBARA, to speak on the topic of Fall Prevention for Seniors and Caregivers.
Here is the video of the Zoom Presentation adapted for a Virtual format - From this session you will walk away with several helpful tools and guidelines on Fall Prevention, and of course with some practical homework for you to do at home along with a Fall Prevention To-Do List!
Here is a quick recap along with some of the highlights from the Presentation:
Initiating events involve extrinsic factors such as environmental hazards.
The majority of falls in the elderly population occur in or around seniors' homes.
Some well-researched intrinsic risk factors unique to each individual which increase the risk of falls are:
A fall can be described in four phases:
The first phase is an initiating event that displaces the body's center of mass beyond its base of support.