In order for health care to move forward it is crucial to provide health professionals with up-to-date knowledge and resources to assist their clinical work. With this motivation in mind, we’ve developed iconFES – a new app for the Apple iPad that assesses fear of falling in older adults. Continue reading
Insufficient levels of physical activity in adult Australians are increasing. In 2007 and 2008, approximately 62% of adults did not meet recommended ‘moderate’ physical activity guidelines.
Strength, mobility, aerobic capacity, energy, anxiety, depression and reduction in fall risk in older populations have been shown to improve following increased physical activity interventions. Additionally, there are recently published findings suggesting high levels of physical activity are associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading