- Ian Cameron, University of Sydney
- Kee-Lee Chou, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
- Danan Gu, United Nations
- Koen Milisen, KU Leuven
- John Tower, University of Southern California
- Pieter Jelle Visser, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center
- Irene Pala, BioMed Central
A fall video analysis questionnaire reliably identifies key aspects of fall initiation, descent, and impact in older adults, suggesting that this tool may help reveal fall mechanisms and guide fall prevention strategies.
Currently only herpes zoster and pneumococcal disease vaccines appear to be cost-effective in improving the health of an aging population, but more data is needed on the effectiveness of other vaccines in the elderly.
Elderly people with dementia who cannot verbalize their experiences express pain through increased disruptive behaviours such as aggression and agitation, but decreased locomotive behaviours, suggesting some potential benefits of effective pain management.
Vitamin B6 deficiency is prevalent in elderly residents in Norwegian nursing homes, but was easily remedied with vitamin supplementation, suggesting this measure should be potentially considered in all nursing homes.
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BMC Geriatrics 2013, 13:37
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