Senior Falls May Be Preventable

Ronan Mangcucang Factora, MD, of the Center for Geriatric Medicine, wrote a column today on the risks of falling amongst the elderly. The article stresses that falls amongst those over age 65 can often be extremely damaging, if not outright deadly. But Dr. Factora provides a number of suggestions on how to mitigate your risk. Of course, some factors can’t really be changed (e.g., Parkinson’s disease), but many can be. Take a look at the article, and then see if your doctor can help you reduce the risk of severe damage from falling.