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Zinc May Reduce Fall Risk for Seniors with Abnormal Blood Pressure

Abnormal blood pressure is extremely common among seniors, and it can lead to poor health outcomes over time. Importantly, this common condition can lead to an increased risk of falling — something that many seniors and their loved ones may not know. But a new study has found that zinc may help to regulate blood pressure.

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Button Alarm Systems are Useful for Those with Foot and Ankle Problems

Foot and ankle injuries particularly affect older adults. These types of injuries can put seniors at an increased risk for falls. They may also result in worse fall-related outcomes. Pain can impair one’s balance and mobility. As a result, this can become a risk factor for falls.

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Tai Chi Benefits Seniors as Exercise and Fall Prevention Strategy

The movements and techniques of Tai Chi are very gentle, making it a great form of exercise for aging adults. Not only does Tai Chi promote general well-being, but the practice also targets balance and mindfulness. These benefits have been found to be directly linked to reducing fall occurrence in seniors as well as boosting confidence.

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Loneliness and Isolation Can Increase Falling in Senior Citizen Population

The effects of loneliness and social isolation are more far-reaching than the average person might assume. A study published in December 2020 from the University College of London has found that loneliness and social isolation are associated with higher rates of falling in the senior population. A Pew Research Center study revealed that older adults in the U.S. are more likely to live alone than anywhere else in the world. If this is concerning to you or your loved ones, we have strategies to manage this crisis amongst our elderly population.

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Abnormal Blood Pressure Linked to Increased Fall Risks

While low blood pressure may be expected to cause falling among seniors, recent studies indicate that any abnormal blood pressure increases the risk of falling. New research draws a strong connection between high blood pressure, frailty, and falls in both frequency and outcome.

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New Research Shows Certain Medications Increase Fall Risk for 94% of Seniors

Older adults are often prescribed multiple medications for mental and physical health. Each medication has its own unique set of benefits and side effects. A recent study indicates that the use of multiple medications in older adults drives up their risks of falling. It is an alarming finding that fall risks for seniors are exacerbated by the use of essential, prescription medications.

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Diabetes Medications Linked to Increased Fall Risks for Seniors

Falling is a significant risk factor for seniors with diabetes. Studies have found that at least 39% of elderly diabetic individuals experience multiple falls. New research shows that insulin therapy may be an important contributor to these accidents. Additionally, drug interactions for patients taking multiple medications can lead to falls. Diabetes medications and drug interactions both contribute to fall frequency and result in more dangerous fall outcomes.

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Summer Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

The fear of falling can hold people back from the activities they love to do, but that fear can be addressed and set to ease with modern day technology like Alert1’s medical alert systems. Alert1 offers personal alarms with built-in fall detection technology that senses falls and automatically alerts our emergency responders if a fall does happen and we will send help fast.

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A Medical Alert System Can Protect Seniors While Doing Chores

Senior alarm systems can help with a variety of situations. From stumbles and falls to minor car accidents and allergic reactions, these devices are designed to suit any emergency. But most users don’t recognize just how helpful a medical alert system can be, especially for people with impaired memory. If you or your loved one is living with dementia, or any other neurodegenerative condition, a personal alert system can help.

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Where Should You Keep an Emergency Call Button for Seniors?

Once you’ve decided on an emergency call button for seniors, you’ll need to make another choice: Where in your home should you place the base unit? When it comes to accessibility, you can’t really go wrong. The Alert1 base unit has a range of up to 600 feet, which means you can access care even if your accident happens in another room. Still, strategic placement can help facilitate comfort and confidence in your device. If you’re not sure where to situate your base unit, this guide will help you make a decision.

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