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Event name

Falls in Later Life, from the American Society on Aging

When

Wed 07 / 17 / 2024
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Where

virtual

Who can attend

Open to all

Price

FREE
Falls in Later Life, a webinar from the American Society on Aging

Falls are a leading cause of hospitalization, loss of independence, and even death in older adults. This one-hour webinar will review intrinsic health conditions and impairments from external hazards and factors that increase the risk of falls. The presentation provides discussion of fall prevention strategies, including behavior modifications and a home movement routine that can be incorporated directly into a variety of care settings.

Registration required:  Please register here. 

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Define falls and fall risk factors in older adults.
  • Explain how alcohol and medication use can contribute to falls.
  • Identify fall prevention strategies.

Presenter: Nicole Didyk, MD, has been a geriatrician/internist in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, since 2004. She completed her medical training and residency at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She is an associate clinical professor at McMaster University and has been involved in the medical education of physicians, students, and other health professionals. Dr. Didyk’s passion for education has led to the launch of The Wrinkle, an online educational resource for older adults, their care partners, and health professionals. Catch up with her at www.TheWrinkle.ca!