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Preventing Falls - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

While older adults and young children are the highest risk groups for sustaining traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to falls, everyone is at risk.

Unintentional falls are currently the second leading cause of traumatic brain injury-related deaths.

According to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fall-related TBI deaths increased from 3.86 per 100,000 individuals in 2008 to 4.52 per 100,000 people in 2017, representing a 17% increase.

The good news is that many falls can be prevented. Parents and caregivers can play a key role in protecting children and vulnerable adults, while adults can take proactive measures to reduce their risks.

The Brain Injury Association of Mississippi supports the implementation, dissemination, and sustainability of evidence-based falls prevention programs and strategies to reduce the incidence of falls. Explore the resources below to learn more about fall awareness and prevention.

To take a "Falls Free Check Up" provided by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) click on the following link: "FALLS FREE CHECK UP"

For a downloadable copy of the NCOA Falls-Prevention-Conversation-Guide-for-Caregivers, please click here: "CAREGIVERS FALLS PREVENTION CONVERSATION GUIDE"

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