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Preventing falls

Preventing falls


People with dementia are at risk of falling or tripping. This can result in broken bones or more serious injuries. Make changes in your loved one's home to lower their risk for falling.

Review Date 5/12/2018

Updated by: Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.