I ’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Get Up: Screening, Prevention, and the Impact of Medications

Falls are a serious problem that could quickly move an older adult from an assisted living community into a skilled nursing facility. Prevention of falls that contribute to disability in older adults is a high priority for maintaining their independence and quality of life. Ensuring the highest level of functionality for older adults is an important element in preventing disability for as long as possible (Int J Gen Med 2012;5:805 –813).
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A nonprofit ran a flight in zero-gravity conditions for passengers with disabilities in an effort to ensure the new wave of space travel comes with accessibility built in.Quick Take
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Samantha Flynn, Sue Caton, Amanda Gillooly, Jill Bradshaw, Richard P. Hastings, Chris Hatton, Andrew Jahoda, Peter Mulhall, Stuart Todd, Stephen Beyer, Laurence Taggart Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print, pp.- The purpose of this paper is to present data about the experiences of adults with learning disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic across the UK. Interviews were conducted with 609 adults with learning disabilities. Family carers and support staff of another 351 adults with learning disabilities completed a proxy online survey. The data were collected be...
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It was easy for Chris Higgins to say yes to the American Red Cross when they offered him his first job right out of college. He was burned out and ... The post Perspectives on Disability Integration... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!}
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Once regarded with suspicion, exercise appears to have real benefits for patients with MS.Medscape Medical News
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On a morning Zoom call, a group of Canadian mothers give their full attention to a young man from the Drug User Liberation Front. At 26, Jeremy Kalicum is the age some of their kids would be if they had not died of accidental overdoses. “We’re just sick of it. We’re sick of our friends dying.”Kalicum’s tone is urgent as he walks the moms through a PowerPoint presentation explaining why the Liberation Front, known as DULF, wants to protest on International Overdose Awareness Day and hand out illicit drugs. These wouldn’t be the kind that killed their sons and daughters, he assures them; t...
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