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    • #20785
      Mary Beth Skylis

      I’ve noticed that my Dad seems to be freezing more frequently. We’ve arranged our furniture to support him while he moves across the main floor. But I still worry about him falling. He spends much of his time alone, and I can’t bear the thought of him falling while no one is around. Are you worried about falling? Have you taken any steps to prevent it from happening?

    • #21250
      Mal Thompson

      It seems to me that my balance is mostly affected by my medication .
      Try moving your med times and amount and see if it improves .
      It has for me .


      • #21257

        Yes-excellent question. I have balance sticks as well as an UP-Walker near me, always. It’s especially imperative when the meds are close to wearing off. It’s a good idea to remove clutter and have a clear pathway.

    • #21256
      J. Gottlob

      Yes, I worry and do fall, at least twice a day.  I don’t know if my left knee will ever heal up.

      I use a 4 footed cane, which helps.  That and keeping up on my C/L along with my caffeine level.  Focusing on walking, taking big steps, and resetting when I freeze up all help.

    • #21261
      AK Jones

      I fall at least 4 times a week, God has blessed me with the ability to be able to move in a manner that I reduced the damage to body by recalling tumbling skills earlier in life. I have had some really nasty falls when furniture and such are in the way of my falls. Ripping toes open, cutting leg/arm/face, fracturing ribs/ wrists/ shoulder . My biggest fear is falling backwards and passing out while bleeding.

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