Falls prevention for people with dementia

Falls prevention for people with dementia

Falls and fall related injuries are substantially more common for older people with dementia than for older people without cognitive impairment.  Risk of falls is also increased for people with dementia in hospitals and in residential care settings.

This presentation reviews what current research indicates can be effective in reducing falls and falls related injury risk for people with dementia in these settings. Given the limited research available, the presentation will also canvas other elements of best practice that should be considered in reducing falls risk in this high risk population.

The WA Dementia Training Study Centre (WA DTSC) and WA Country Health Service (WACHS) recorded this video conference session to provide information and training to health professionals on ‘Fall’s prevention for people with dementia’.

The presentation will provide practical information which can easily be adopted in the workplace. Health professionals working in acute, residential or community settings are encouraged to attend, particularly those caring for people with dementia.

A WA DTSC video conference presentation by Professor Keith Hill, Head of School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University.

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Download the presentation (PowerPoint as pdf – 726 Kb)