If so, do you know if any of your medications might be increasing your risk for falls?
In its Stay Independent brochure, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends older adults do the following four things to prevent falls:
- Begin an exercise program to improve leg strength and balance.
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist to review your medicines.
- Get annual eye check-ups and update your glasses.
- Make your home safer.
In this article, I’ll help you understand just what types of medications you and your doctors should be looking for, when you address medication review as part of fall prevention. [Read more…]