1 in 3 older people (>65years) have a fall each year with 38% requiring hospitalisation after a fall. The yearly cost to hospitals due to fall-related care exceeds
1 in 3 older people (>65years) have a fall each year with 38% requiring hospitalisation after a fall. The yearly cost to hospitals due to fall-related care exceeds $600 million.
Within the falls spectrum, it is noted that seniors with dementia have a higher incidence of falls i.e. 70-80%; double that of seniors without dementia.
This workshop, delivered by Alzheimer Queensland aims to provide strategies that can be employed to reduce falls for people with dementia, looking at factors both within the person and their environment.
Audience: This workshop is suitable for carers, health care staff and professionals.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work, and of the many different nations across the wider Brisbane south region. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging as the holders of the memories, the traditions, the culture and the spiritual wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.