NeuRA is currently investigating dizziness and older people. Within three years it aims to answer why some older people experience severe dizzy spells and others do not, while pinpointing a range of effective treatments.
NeuRA has just gone mobile, following the release of its first-ever app which aims to measure an older person’s fear and risk of falling and suggest targeted falls prevention strategies.
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People with a genetic predisposition to developing Alzheimer’s disease could show signs of the condition up to 25 years before it actually sets in, scientists have found.
Two new falls-related reports have just been released: one shows that the number of older people hospitalised after a fall has increased, and the other suggests a link between falling and depression.