February 01, 2015

 

The Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination (ProFouND) is an EC funded initiative dedicated to the dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention across Europe. ProFouND aims to influence policy and to increase awareness of falls and innovative prevention programmes, amongst health and social care authorities, the commercial sector, NGOs and the general public. Through this work ProFouND will facilitate communities of interest and disseminate the work of the network to target groups across the EU.

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In 2050, there will be more people worldwide aged 60 and over than children under 16 for the first time in history. Today, 62% of the 868 million people aged over 60 live in developing countries;... [...]
Mon, Feb 02, 2015
Source: AgeUK
Older adults may need to double up on the recommended daily allowance of protein to efficiently maintain and build muscle. Current US recommendations for daily dietary protein intake are 0.8 grams/kilogram of body weight (roughly 62 g of protein per day for a 170-pound person). [...]
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
Source: ScienceDaily
New wearable sensor networks and mobile phone applications are being tested for their potential to monitor and manage patients with Parkinson's disease. The research aim is the usage of low-cost wearable sensors that can continuously collect and process the accelerometry signals to automatically detect and quantify the symptoms of the [...]
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
Source: ScienceDaily





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Exergames measure patients’ fear of falling

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website hosts a news item on Exergames developed by the University of M...