One generation’s story.
Inside Eldercare talks about the “fear of falling.”
for the elderlyis devastating and has many lasting consequences such as pain, injury, loss of independence, and costly medical bills. In fact, fifty percent of older adults[elders] who have fallen in the past year have a fear of falling. In 2005, 15,800 people 65 and older died from injuries related to unintentional falls.
A fear of falling, like most other fears is embarrassing. For this reason, many seniors do not share this fear with their families or doctors. Women are more likely to report a fear of falling, although men are more likely to die from falls.
By the way, those are my strikethroughs and edits.
Sorry but “elderly” is a dirty, demeaning word.