People with dementia tend to be at a high risk of falling. They are more than three times more likely to fracture their hip when they fall, which leads to surgery and immobility. One way to reduce falls in people with dementia is to understand why they fall.
Causes of Falls
- Physical Weakness, Gait Changes and Poor Balance
- Lack of Physical Exercise
- Memory Impairment
- Poor Judgement
- Visual-Spatial Problems
- Medication Side Effects Other Contributors to Falls
- Discomfort or Pain
- Hunger or Thirst
- A Need to Use the Bathroom
South Yorkshire Dementia Action Alliance have developed helpful videos, Keeping people with dementia safe from trips & falls, safe & well to help you support the person living with dementia.
To reach the Youtube page, please click the following; https://www.Youtube.com/channel/UCJW0_iQxxnZMIVnvg0oNCJA
Alternatively please see the direct links to the following videos;
Keeping People Living with Dementia Safe from Trips & Falls, Safe & Well - https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=uXSwhICUIRY
Keeping People Living with Dementia: Safe & Found, Safe & Well - https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=0YOWrSsnt2o
Keeping People Living with Dementia: Safe from Fire, Safe & Well - https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=oohXx07goXU
Contact name: Gill Carr
Email address: email@example.com
Mobile number:0771 400 2323
Eligibility: No eligibility needed, find us on 'you tube' keeping people safe from trips & falls.
Published: 09 August 2019