Cochrane Review – preventing falls in community dwelling older people

Interventions for preventing falls in elderly people (Review)
Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Gillespie WJ, Sherrington C, Gates S, Clemson LM, Lamb SE. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD007146. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007146.pub3

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LiFE – Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise Reducing falls and improving function

For those of you working with older people that do not want to join a group, then LiFE is for you!. Published by Lindy Clemson and colleagues, this programme combines strength and balance exercises into everyday life and attempts lifestyle change techniques. The manuals, for the older person, come in three progressions in a line…

Exercise to Improve Balance – Cochrane Review updated

Dawn Skelton was involved in a lengthy new Cochrane review update on Exercise to Improve Balance in older people last year. The new update includes 94 research trials and gives useful information for practitioners out there wanting to concentrate on balance improvements (as opposed to falls reduction) in older people. You can read the full…

Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

A very useful resource from Sweden – Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease – is available to search and download. It gives an overview of all the research evidence behind prevention and management of disease with physical activity and exercise across the age range. A “must-read” for those of you who work…