There are fresh calls for a coordinated national falls prevention strategy in light of new figures showing falls accounted for the vast majority of premature deaths in aged care.
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Falls risk is unacceptably high for people living with dementia, and it’s time for a concerted approach to reduce it, writes Dr Keith Hill.
Targeted research is required to develop effective practical interventions to prevent falls amongst older people with dementia, a leading expert on falls has said.
Professor Keith Hill argues for a national commitment to reduce the unacceptably high rate of falls related deaths and hospitalisations.