Fall prevention and medication

an elderly lady lying on the floor reaching out for her walking stick

Did you know that if someone takes more than four prescription medications per day they are at an increased risk of falling ?

Fall prevention is essential as in many cases falls in the elderly can cause death due to  the complications arising from injuries. 

Falls are also often caused by the following, and prevention is better than cure.

    • Poor fitting shoes and slippers
    • Loose rugs/ floor coverings
    • Low blood pressure
    • Poor eyesight
    • Clutter on the floor
    • Pets
    • Alcohol.
    • Cognitive impairment such as alzheimers

Photo from Zemanta.


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.