Stepping Out: A Pilot Program to Reduce Falls Risk in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment
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Mobility and Aging: Falls Prevention Among Older People
Adjunct Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA; School of Health & Professional Studies, York College, City University of New York, New York, USA
Research Interests: Osteoporosis; osteoarthritis; knee osteoarthritis; falls prevention; depression; aging
Topical Collection Information
Falls and their consequences continue to pose a major public health concern owing to their widespread occurrence and deleterious impact. This special edition is designed to encompass and document health research literature detailing the various falls prevention programs that exist or should be developed for older adults at high risk for falls. Research and review articles related to the community or nursing home settings are invited. Articles that employ a holistic approach are especially encouraged.
Publication (8 papers)
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