In Singapore, about one-third of people aged 60 and above have fallen more than once. The risk of falling is significantly higher for older adults as they age. Learn about the causes of falls and how you can reduce the risk of falls.
In Singapore, about one-third of older people aged 60 and above have fallen more than once. The main factors causing a healthy elderly person to fall are environmental ones, such as tripping over furniture or slipping over floor rugs.
Older adults who are frailer may be more susceptible to falling, especially if they experience dizziness or have difficulty in walking. Thus, risk factors for falls among older people can either be due to personal factors or environmental factors.
Physical activities and keeping active can make you stronger and lower your chances of falling. Physical activity also improves your quality of life.
Healthy Aging AssociationAgency for Integrated Care (AIC) Singapore
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This article was last reviewed on
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