Neil B. Alexander, MD Discusses Increased Mobility for Older Adults And How To Prevent Damaging Falls

Sunday September 13, 2009: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Accidental falls are a threat to the lives, independence and health of adults ages 65 and older. Although one in three older adults falls each year in the United States, falls are not an inevitable part of aging. There are proven strategies that can reduce falls and help older adults live better and longer. Neil B. Alexander M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Director of the UM Mobility Research Center, will review the factors that lead to increased risk for falls, discuss how to assess balance and walking ability, and outline strategies to develop interventions to reduce risk, including the appropriate exercise programs. This program is presented in partnership with U-M Geriatrics Center.