Fall Risks Myths vs Reality

Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they are not! Most falls can be prevented - and you have the power to reduce your risk. Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your living environment safer are all step you can take to prevent falls. Myth 1: Falling happens to other people, not to me. Reality: Many people think, “It won’t happen to me.” But the truth is that 1 in 3 older adults-about 12 million- fall every year in the US. Myth 2: Falling is something [...]