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Preventing falls is focus of new research project

May 25, 2020

Drs Markle-Reid and Sherifali

Photo above: Maureen Markle-Reid and Dr. Diana Sherifali

Falls affect individuals of all ages, but the the risk of falls increases in older adults with dementia. In fact, 60-80 per cent of people with dementia fall within a year. The effects on health can be catastrophic. So how can we help to prevent falls in this group of adults?

Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid, professor, and Dr. Diana Sherifali, associate professor, both of the McMaster University School of Nursing, are co-leads on a new research project that will seek ways to address this problem.

Their research project, “Fall Prevention in Adults with Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis” is funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation.

Read more about this project at:

STUDY 16: Fall Prevention in Adults with Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis

 

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