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Wider impacts of COVID-19 on physical activity, deconditioning and falls in older adults – Aug 2021, Public Health England

Wider impacts of COVID-19 on physical activity, deconditioning and falls in older adults - Aug 2021, Public Health England

This study looks at how the wider impacts of COVID-19 have affected older people (over 65 year olds), with a focus upon deconditioning and falls.

Deconditioning – the loss of physical, psychological, and functional capacity due to inactivity – can occur rapidly in older adults, is not straightforward or quick to remedy and, among other health impacts, increases the risk of falls.

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