Category Archives: Safety

LIVING IN DENIAL

Living in Denial Happy Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating today, enjoy the moments and have fun through the holidays. As it is a celebration holiday, I want to assume most people are with families either parents, grandparents or siblings and in a relaxed atmosphere where discussions can flow unhindered. This celebration period can serve as […]

FALLS IN THE ELDERLY

Falls in the Elderly By¬†Laurence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine; Professor Emeritus of Medicine/Geriatrics, University of California, Los Angeles   Most falls occur when people with a physical condition that impairs mobility or balance encounter an environmental hazard. Although many people have no symptoms before […]

20 Warning Signs That an Elder is an Unsafe Driver

20 Warning Signs That an Elder is an Unsafe Driver BY¬†MARLO SOLLITTO We’ve all heard the stories: An elderly woman hits the accelerator instead of the brakes and crashes into a building. A 90-year-old man backs his Cadillac onto a sidewalk and hits 10 people. Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent, but the […]