Preventing Falls Directory
Falls can cause injury in people of any age -- baby to senior. Many falls occur because of dizziness or inability to find your balance. Vertigo, blood sugar levels, and inner ear problems can play a role. To prevent falls, safety is key. Modify your home as needed to help prevent falls. For babies, always be sure that baby's room is safe and all furniture is appropriate for baby's size. Always see your doctor about ongoing dizziness issues. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to prevent falls, why people fall, treatments for injuries due to a fall, and much more.
Preparing the Home for an Alzheimer's Patient
Tips for creating a safe home environment for someone with Alzheimer's disease.
Prevent Falls And Maintain Balance With Parkinson's Disease
If you or a loved one has Parkinson's disease, WebMD offers tips to help you maintain your balance and prevent falls at home and elsewhere.
Parkinson's Disease and Lightheadedness
Why is lightheadedness a common problem in those with Parkinson's disease? Learn more about orthostatic hypotension.
Preventing Bone Fractures
Protect yourself against bone fractures by following these simple rules from the experts at WebMD.
Seniors' Falling Injuries Are Preventable
While common sense dictates that falling accidents are the result of household hazards such as slippery bathroom floors or poorly lit stairwells, that's not what some researchers have found.
Caution: Slippery Falls Ahead
Keeping on your toes can be no easy fete, especially come winter. Find out what can trip you up, leading to sudden falls and unwanted injuries.
Conquering Fear of Falling
For older Americans, falling down is downright scary, some seniors will even avoid leaving the house.
Tai Chi: The More You Sway, the Less You'll Fall
Tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, is good exercise, and for some older people, it could be a lifesaver.