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Ten Myths of Older Adult Falls

NCOA LogoThe National Council on Aging has produced a list of the ten most common misconceptions about falls in older adults. Including, "It won't happen to me", "It's just a normal part of growing older", "If I limit my activity, I won't fall", "As long as I stay at home, I can avoid falling", "Muscle strength and flexibility can't be regained", "Taking medication doesn't increase my risk of falling", "I don't need to get my vision checked every year", "Using a walker or cane will make me more dependent" and "I don't need to talk about my concerns".

Each myth is debunked with short pithy advice and clarification on the issues involved and why these ideas are potentially dangerous. Read the full article on the NCoA website.

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