Elders : Fall Management

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*A letter from an old hospital director to an old friend--Fall Management*

 "Hello! I don't advocate the determination of bone density anymore, because the elderly will definitely have osteoporosis, and with the increase of age, the degree of osteoporosis will definitely become more and more serious, and the risk of fracture is bound to get bigger.
 There is a formula,
 That is: the risk of fracture = external damage force / bone density.
 The elderly are prone to fractures because the denominator value (bone density) is getting smaller and smaller, so the risk of fractures will definitely increase. Therefore, the most important measure for the elderly to prevent fractures is to do everything possible to prevent accidental injuries.
 About how to reduce accidental damage, are the seven characters of the so-called secret that I summed up?  ,which is:
 "Be careful, be careful, be careful again"!

 Specific measures include:
 1. Never stand on a chair or stool to get something, even a low stool.
 2. Try not to go out on rainy days.
 3. Take special care when bathing or using the toilet to prevent slipping.
 4. Be sure to clean up the floor in the house before going to bed.
 5. When getting up in the middle of the night, be sure to turn on the light first, and then get up.
 6. You must not crowd (catch) the bus when you go out, you can take the MRT.
 7. Seniors must sit and wear pants.
 8. In the event of a fall, you must stretch out your hands to support the ground. It is better to fracture the forearm and wrist than to fracture the femoral neck at the hip joint.

 Regarding increasing bone mass, I also advocate dietary supplements (dairy products, soy products and seafood, especially small shrimp skins, which are high in calcium) rather than medicinal supplements.
 The other is to do outdoor activities properly, because sun exposure (under UV light) converts the cholesterol in the skin into vitamin D..
 It is beneficial to promote intestinal absorption of calcium and osteoblast activity has the effect of delaying osteoporosis.
 A few things older adults should be aware of:
 (1) Try to go to the original workplace as little as possible after retirement, because there are not many people who really like you.
 (2) Don't mess with young people, you are not on the same level as them.
 (3) Don't live with children when you can take care of yourself.
 (4) Do what you can do yourself, even if the quality is poor, don't trouble others, including your own children.
 (4) Do what you like and eat what you like.
 (5) Don't believe any "health products", because they are all deceptive, and sometimes eating too much will have the opposite effect.
 (6) Seek medical treatment in time if you are sick. Don't be afraid of seeing doctors because the function of various organs in the elderly's body tend to decline.
 (7) Modern things, such as "smart phones", etc., should be studied and studied carefully, but don't think you can't learn them.
 (8) Take money lightly, because no matter how much that thing is, you will not be able to use it much in other places except when you are sick.
 (9) Be kind to your spouse, because when she (he) is really needed, she (he) is stronger and more reliable than anyone else.
 (10) Don't compare other people's families, don't keep talking about how filial other people's children are.  If you are born and raised by yourself, if you are not filial, you can only blame yourself.

 2. Elderly health care
 (1) Summary After investigating more than 300 centenarians, I found astonishing data. Almost all centenarians who have fallen will die within three months.
 (2) A fall may not necessarily lead to a fracture, but the vibration and impact force of the fall will make the whole body function of the elderly in a state of disintegration, the meridians and collaterals are blocked, and they cannot become an organic whole to achieve self-balancing regulation, resulting in rapid failure of the functions of the viscera, and thus rapid death.
 (3) Pay special attention to the non-slip of the bathroom. When going up the stairs, pay attention to the handrails and don't fall. Everyone, take care.
 Therefore, the elderly must pay attention to anti-skid and anti-fall. One fall will result in ten years of life.  Because all the bones and muscles are destroyed.  Surgery is useless, and conservative treatment is also a drag.  So, be careful and be careful, here's my advice for the elderly friends.

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