Posted by Carole
on September 23, 2000 at 11:28:32:
In Reply to: To Carol/falls posted by Lory on September 23, 2000 at 10:25:47:
: Carol -- were you the person who said there was a "new" book regarding falls? If so, could you please tell us the name of the book/author, etc? Thanks, Lory
Yes, I ordered this book for my Dad. I even found one with an introduction made by MY former doctor, Dr. Koller. I used an online service called BESTeDEAL.com to order the book. (This is a great service I've used OFTEN!) Here is the write-up from the Spring 2000 NPF magazine:
Preventing Falls, by J. Thomas Hutton, MD, PhD, is an essential guide for the elderly, children of aging parents, caregivers, Parkinson's sufferers and others who face this health risk in their daily lives. As people age, knowing how to accommodate moter, sensory and cognitive changes is important. While no single cause for a fall exists, the leading factors are environmental hazards, balance probles, muscle weakness, poor vision and impaired judgment. Parkinson's patients, as well as those with neurological or muscular disorders, are especially prone to falls because their motor skills are seriously compromised. This 115-page paperback book addresses valuable skills and coping mechanisms as well as environmental changes and assistive devices that are needed to prevent falls. Preventing Falls is Dr. Hutton's handy guidebook for elders to decrease their risk of falls, develop personal confidence and maintain their independence. Dr. Hutton is the director of the Neurology Research and Education Cender and medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at Covenant Health System. He is the coeditor of Caring for the Parkinson Patient and Caring for the Alzheimer Patient. Look for his new book in all major bookstores, through online booksellers or from Prometheus Books at 800-421-0351.