AFAR Medical Officer Richard Besdine's, MD, latest blog post sounds the alarm about the danger of falling in older adults. Falls are the leading cause of injury for people over 65, resulting in 20,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Even the fear of falling significantly disrupts the well-being of many older adults. Dr. Besdine explores the latest guidelines on prevention and care in this important area of research.
This is the eighth post in Dr. Besdine's series on health care and aging on the AOL Healthy Living site. Read all of his articles here.