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Author Darowski, Adam.

Title Falls / Adam Darowski.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2008]


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Description 1 online resource (354 pages) : illustrations.
Series The facts series
Facts (Oxford, England)
Note Includes index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. How do we stay upright? -- 3. Why do people fall? -- 4. What causes simple falls? Trips, slips, and the effects of illness -- 5. How do poor balance and muscle weakness contribute to falls? -- 6. Difficulty in walking and poor gait -- 7. What causes giddiness? -- 8. What is vertigo? -- 9. How can the heart and circulation contribute to falls? -- 10. Medicines and falls -- 11. Confusion, poor memory, and falls -- 12. Visual problems that can contribute to falls -- 13. How does neurological disease cause falls? -- 14. Osteoporosis and falls -- 15. Fear of falling -- 16. How do falls affect the family and carers? -- 17. How to improve strength and balance -- 18. What is the role of falls groups and exercise classes? -- 19. How can your world be made safer? -- 20. How can walking aids help? -- 21. What role do diet and vitamin deficiencies have in causing falls? -- 22. What causes falls in care homes? -- 23. Why do people fall in hospital? -- 24. What should I do if I fall? -- Glossary -- Index.
Summary Many people see falling as an inevitable part of growing older, and falls can result in serious injuries. As we age, deterioration in our ability to maintain balance, underlying illnesses, or disabilities can result in falls. Currently, one in eight patients in hospital are admitted due to a fall, and 50% of people over 80 years old fall every year. It is almost always possible to minimize the chances of falling, and to make our personal environment safer for when falls do occur. This book covers all aspects of falls, explaining why they happen, the common consequences, and what can be done to.
Note Print version record.
Subject Falls (Accidents)
Accidental Falls.
Recovery of Function.
Falls (Accidents) (OCoLC)fst00920081
Genre/Form Popular Works.
Other Form: Print version: Darowski, Adam. Falls : The Facts. Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2008 9780199541287
ISBN 9780191562037 (electronic bk.)
0191562033 (electronic bk.)
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