Preventing falls is focus of new research project
May 25, 2020
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