Prevention of Falls in Mid-Life
Fall prevention research has typically focused on the aging population and children, and little attention has been paid to adults in their mid-life years. ONF is working with Dr. Aleksandra Zecevic from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University to identify the types of falls, the fall-related injuries due to falls and best practices to prevent such falls for adults in their mid-life. The intent is to examine whether linkages can be made from falls occurring in mid-life to falls taking place after the age of 65. We hope that this knowledge will inform practice and support the work being done by health practitioners which would minimize the social and economic burden of mid-life falls related to everyday activities.