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‘Falls in the Elderly’ Seminar
Sunday 19 September 2010

BAPS Charities organised a special seminar at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Sunday 19 September 2010 to address the welfare of elderly people. Dr Binita Jani (Consultant Physician, Medicine for the Elderly at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust) and Mrs Nipa Shah (Senior Ocuupational Therapist, Central Middlesex Hospital) provided expert advice and guidance.

The aim of the session was to raise awareness of common problems affecting older people and to promote well-being within the community. Elderly citizens within ethnic minority groups are typically unaware of when and how to access help and services.

The elderly population is increasing and this programme complements the national government initiative of promoting health, independence and primary prevention within our older population.

The talks highlighted that falls are common, reiterated the importance of seeking help early, and explained the roles of different healthcare professionals involved in falls assessment. Attendees also had the opportunity to ask questions and received leaflets containing useful information.

Details of the talks can be downloaded here.