March 28, 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.

Latest Resources

Otago Home Exercise Programme Booklet for Older People (Portugese)

This is a freely downloadable Portugese Otago home exercise booklet based on the Otago home exercise programme...

 

Latest News
Life expectancy for Hispanics in the US currently outpaces other ethnic groups, yet a new study finds that Mexican Americans -- especially women who were born in Mexico -- are spending a high proportion of their later years with some form of disability, a fact that suggests a growing need [...]
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Source: ScienceDaily
Genes appear to play a stronger role in longevity in people living to extreme older ages, according to a study of siblings. [...]
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Source: ScienceDaily
HIV can begin replicating in the brain as early as four months after initial infection, researchers have discovered. One-third of people not taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) to control their HIV will eventually develop HIV-associated dementia. The study's results in these newly infected people stress the importance of routine HIV testing [...]
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Source: ScienceDaily





Selected News

Exergames measure patients’ fear of falling

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