Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK shares new evidence on what can be done to reduce falls in older people at home by making safety adaptations to the environment and, importantly, who is likely to benefit most from these.
Tag: later life
Venous leg ulcers: evidence review
An evidence round-up, for nurses, on venous leg ulcers.
After hip fracture: how best to help people get back on their feet
Hip fracture is a common injury, but do we have reliable evidence to guide care and rehabilitation?
Dementia: evidence, experience and resources
On this page you can find our blogs about different aspects of preventing and living with dementia. Many of them include research evidence and also reflections from people affected by dementia themselves or in supportive roles as carers, family members or health professionals. There are also links to helpful resources.
Hip protectors: can they help break your fall and not your hip?
Can hip protectors prevent fractures in older people? We look at the evidence.
COVID-19 evidence: a Cochrane round-up
Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig highlight Cochrane evidence on COVID-19 and other health effects of the pandemic, with links to reviews, blogs and other Cochrane resources.
Dementia diagnosis by phone and video: pitfalls and possibilities
Dr Lucy Beishon blogs about evidence on assessing people for dementia by phone and video call, reflects on her experiences during the pandemic, and looks to the future.
Activities for people with dementia: what can evidence and experience teach us?
A blog about activities for people with dementia, drawing on evidence and experience.
Loneliness in older people: could video calls help?
Sarah Chapman looks at a Cochrane rapid review on whether video calls can reduce loneliness in older people.
Pet therapy for older people in care homes: what’s the evidence?
Sarah Chapman blogs some recent evidence on pet therapy
Shingles vaccination in older adults: is it effective and safe?
Sarah Chapman looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on the safety and effectiveness of the shingles vaccination for older adults.
Dementia diagnosis: a decade of evidence
Dr Terry Quinn, the coordinating editor of Cochrane Dementia, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence around testing for dementia