Falls, Injuries, and Anxiety

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According to the CDC, among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal stressed maninjuries. Today, the Huffington Post published an article entitledFalls, Injuries, and Anxiety: Breaking the vicious cycle. This is a topic near and dear to our hearts at Alert Response. It’s an unfortunate part of aging, but fall risks increase due to escalating health problems and medications that affect balance. ...

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What is causing my balance probems?

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As we discussed in our last post, losing the ability to balance can lead to other serious problems, like losing confidence to move about safely, losing socializing activities and feeling isolated, and of course, depression.

When a loss of balance is experienced, it is important to figure out the underlying cause. There are many common causes, like medications that cause dizziness and other health conditions that lead to shortness in breath.

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