Effectiveness of a screening program for early balance problems and targeted exercise interventions among older community ambulant Veterans
Many older people who feel a little unsteady, or experience occasional falls tend to put this down to the effects of ageing, and do not seek advice about the fall, or ways to minimise risk of future falls. This study recruited 225 older people who were independent walking away from home, but who felt unsteady or had occasional minor falls.
Preventing future falls in older people presenting to the Emergency Department following a fall
The project evaluated the effectiveness of a targeted multi-factor intervention in improving health and well being of older people who present to an Emergency Department (ED) following a fall. It also identified those within this high-risk population most likely to benefit from the intervention program.
Falls and disturbed sleep patterns in older people: a pilot study
This project investigated the frequency of specific sleep difficulties (e.g. sleep apnoea, periodic leg movements) in people aged 70 and over who had previously fallen.
Falls prevention in rural and remote settings
NARI partnered with Kimberley Aged and Community Services in Western Australia, and Amaroo Aged Care in Berrigan, New South Wales, to develop and deliver context specific falls education packages.
Translating falls prevention knowledge for community-dwelling people living with dementia and their caregivers: What works?
This study uses a knowledge translation theoretical framework, supported by several behaviour change theories, to seek to understand the complex phenomenon of moving falls prevention research evidence into practice for people living with dementia.