Recurrent fall risk in the elderly is affected by daytime sleepiness and poor quality of sleep regardless of sedative use.
Among elderly patients using medium to high doses of prednisolone, alendronate treatment was associated with a significantly lower risk of hip fracture.
Alzheimer’s disease is a major risk factor for hip fracture, as well as mortality after hip fracture.
Those who experience knee buckling are at increased risk of recurrent falls.
Poor concordance for falls recorded by investigational device, falls reported by nursing staff.
No benefit on lower extremity function and increased risk of falls for higher monthly doses.
Intervention also effective for reducing proton pump inhibitor prescribing.
Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years.
Prevalence of osteoporosis 16.2% in adults aged 65 years and older; higher among women
Researchers suggest 300 minutes weekly of activities such as walking or gardening.