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Author: Canadian Deprescribing Network
Certain medications can make you more likely to fall, which can cause injuries that sometimes require hospitalization. Did you know? 1 in 5 people (20%) over the age of 65 living in the community report having a fall over the past year, with a higher prevalence among older seniors, i.e., over 80 years (Statistics Canada, 2010) For Canadian seniors, most hospitalizations from injuries are due to falls. Falls cause of 9% of all emergency room visits (CIHI 2011). When you take more medications, you are more likely to fall. Harmful effects of medications, such as concentration and balance problems, drowsiness,…
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