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Falls Tied to Depression Among Elderly

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Posted: Jul 3, 2012 | by admin | 0 Comment

A new study from Neuroscience Research Australia has found that depression is an important factor associated with an individual’s risk of falling.

While visual impairments and poor balance are contributing factors, this research suggests that there is “a complex relationship between mental illness, a sense of balance, and falling in older people.” This study means that in addition to enhancing vision, strength and balance, health programs around the world designed to prevent falling in older people should also consider assessing mental health and treating depression for maximum impact.

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Source: Medical News Today “Broken Heart, Broken Bones: Falls Among Elderly Tied To Depression”

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