Senior Health: Why Do People with Alzheimer’s Have Higher Risk of Falls? w/ Dr. Rein Tideiksaar

Dr. Rein Tideiksaar is the president of FallPrevent, a consulting company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly. Dr. Tideiksaar explains Alzheimer’s disease and its connection to falling. Did you know about one-third of older people over the age of 65 will fall four times per year? For people with Alzheimer’s disease, the percentage of falls increases by 50%. The most significant risk for falling is cognitive problems. Tune in as we dive into those risk factors, what caregivers can do about those risk factors and the importance of fall prevention evaluations. In This Episode: [03:10] How common falls generally are in the senior and elderly communities due to Alzheimer’s.  [04:05] Common risk factors among Alzheimer’s patients for falling.  [07:30] The systemic effects that are part of common injury risk factors. [11:45] One of the best things that caregivers can do when taking care of older people.  [14:30] How to cut down the risk of falling for people with Alzheimer’s.   [17:00] The importance of finding a geriatric care manager to do a fall prevention evaluation.  [21:10] Additional strategies to prevent falling for Alzheimer’s patients.  Key Takeaways: People living with Alzheimer’s who fall are[…..]