Am I at risk?
Age increases your chances of having a fall. 30% of over 65 year olds will fall each year. Half of these will fall again within 12 months. By the age of 80 50% of people will have a fall every year.
What are the consequences?
Falls are a major cause of disability, impairment and the leading cause of death due to injury in older people age over 75 in the UK.
As you get older your bones may become more fragile (Osteoporosis) and break easier if you have a fall. Osteoporosis affects one in three women and one in twelve men over the age of 50 in the UK.
The loss of mobility that comes with a fall leads to a loss of independence and increased isolation.
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