ThinkFirst to Prevent Falls

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for people over age 65, and a leading reason for emergency room visits in the United States each year. Falls can cause brain injuries, hip fractures and other devastating consequences. Many falls could be avoided through simple preventative measures. ThinkFirst To Prevent Falls is now available as a presentation on the basics of fall prevention for older adults. Topics covered include:
  • Overview of the Brain
  • Concussion Discussion
  • Significance of Falls
  • Fear of Falling
  • Safety Inside the Home
  • Community Safety
  • Talking With Your Physician
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Vision
  • Medications
  • Resources
For information on classes, contact a ThinkFirst chapter in your area: ThinkFirst Chapter Directory, US. To work with a chapter as a ThinkFirst To Prevent Falls Presenter, contact a local chapter or start a chapter at your hospital or medical facility.