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Falls Among Older Adults: Summary of Research Findings National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Fall Prevention Checklist and Tips Univeristy of New Mexico Health Centers.
Assessing Mobility and Preventing Falls in Older Patients. Recognizing risk factors and ameliorating underlying disease and mobility problems are crucial to preventing falls and maintaining your patients' safety and independence. Patient Care 2002;2:18-29.
Elderly people and visual impairment: some issues for social service provision. by Olive Stevenson. The British Journal of Visual Impairment, Autumn 1985, Vol.III, No. 3.
Visual disability amongst the elderly by J.E. Ross. The British Journal of Visual Impairment, Spring 1986, Vol., No. 1.
The needs and problems of older people with a visual impairment: historical, current and future perspectives. By Mark DavisOf the approximate one million people who are registrable as blind or partially sighted nine out of ten are over the age of 60. One in seven of all older people over the age of 75 are registrable as blind or partially sighted. The vast majority will not be totally blind but will have some degree of residual vision. In the first of a series of articles highlighting the needs, difficulties and problems faced by older visually impaired people, Mark Davis, Community Care Officer - Older People, RNIB Social Services Development Unit, reviews the status of older visually impaired people through a series of official reports and outlines the problems they still face. The British Journal of Visual Impairment, Vol. 14, No. 2, May 1996.
Helping elderly people: Injecting urgency into a flexible response to needs by Helen Old. The British Journal of Visual Impairment, Vol. 14, No.3, Autumn 1996.
Blindness in later life: myths, attitudes and reality by Dr Michael J. Tobin. The British Journal of Visual Impairment Vol. 13 No. 2, July 1995.
Sensory loss and successful ageing: Australian evidence by John McCallum, Colin Mathers and Elizabeth Freeman. The British Journal of Visual Impairment, Vol. 10, No. 2, March 1992. Data presented at an international symposium in Melbourne, March 1990, showed considerable cross-national similarity in rates of sensory loss in old age. New national data from Australia confirm these patterns. This article considers sight and hearing loss in the general context of ageing. Rates and consequences of sight and hearing loss in men and women are compared and discussed. Also noted are the different responses of non-English speaking migrants; and the fact that combined rates of sight and hearing loss are second only to musculoskeletal conditions as causes of illness in old
An Assistive Robotic Agent for Pedestrian Mobility. wasson | gunders | sgraves | rfelder
Studies in Balance, Excersize and Tai Chi
Tai Chi and vestibular rehabilitation improve vestibulopathic gait via different neuromuscular mechanisms: Preliminary report McGibbon, Krebs, Parker, Scarborough, Wayne and Wolf.
Effectiveness of Tai Chi on Improving Balance in Older Adults: An Evidence-based Review. by Komagata, Sachiko, Newton, Roberta
Adaptive Tai Chi by Seana O'Callaghan
JVIB Article: (for purchase only): Tai Chi for People with Visual Impairments: A Pilot Study
A Two-Person Case Study Analyzing the Impact of Tai Chi on Balance in Individuals With Visual Impairments Christopher T. Ray, Vamc Rehab R&D Center, Decatur, GA and Michael Horvat, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Tai Chi Reduces Falls in Elderly. Journal of Advanced Nursing
Exercise for Osteoporosis and Falls Prevention A guide to the best types of exercise to help prevent osteoporosis and to manage the condition once it develops. Explains the importance of exercise at all ages to keep bones strong, how exercise helps prevent falls and fractures, and general tips for preventing falls in older people.
All About Chair Yoga: Educating people about the benefits of chair yoga and Liz Franklin's Yoga In Chairs.
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