Falls are a leading cause of injury and hospitalization for older adults and the CDC estimates one-third of people over age 65 will suffer a fall each year. In the latest episode of RealCareNowTV Geriatrician, Dr. Bill Thomas tells us that balance is not something you lose with old age; it’s something you lose without practice. Talking to your doctor about fall prevention is a critical part of patient-centered care.
In our regular series with Ronni Bennett of ww.TimeGoesBy.net, Dr. Bill addresses several reader emails asking for advice on the best methods to prevent falls. These include Tai Chi, Yoga and special fall-prevention boot camps that can be prescribed by your doctor. Last but not least, Nintendo’s Wii has been proven a useful tool in maintaining balance and preventing falls, Dr. Bill said.
Next week, RealCareNowTV will feature a discussion on healing conversations with Tony Silbert.