Danubius International Conferences, 15th International Conference on European Integration - Realities and Perspectives

Challenges for Prevention of Falls in Older Age

Lacramioara Mocanu, Diana Pradaiș, Crina Clima
Last modified: 2020-04-10


The background papers that underlie this report refer to a considerable body of evidence indicating the effectiveness of a number of interventions for falls prevention. These include strength and balance training, environmental modification and medical care aimed at removing or reducing specific risk factors by for example review of medications and reduction of polypharmacy. The systematic reviews, evidence syntheses and meta-analyses are well referenced in the briefing papers to be found at the following WHO URL: http://www.who.int/ageing/projects/falls_ prevention_older_age/en/index.html.