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Preventing falls

Preventing falls

Overview

The risk of tripping and falling is greater in people age 65 or older, people with arthritis or neurologic disease, and those with dementia. This can result in broken bones or more serious injuries. Make changes in your and your loved one's home to lower the risk of falling.

Review Date 5/30/2020

Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.