Posted March 14, 2013

To echo the sentiments of yesterday's post… here's more evidence, from New Old Age, to support why being active is so important as we age.  Falls still happen for those who are active, yes, but severity of injury & recovery time can be affected by how active one's lifestyle is.  

 
Fear of Falling

By HARLEY A. ROTBART, M.D.

My 84-year-old father-in-law is a “flogger.” That’s the moniker his son gave him because Dad keeps a written record of every fall my 83-year-old mother-in-law takes. She has Parkinson’s disease, and the “flog” (fall log) of her spills has helped her doctors monitor her disease progression and adjust her therapy.

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