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90 year old mother w/ advanced osteoperosis is stupping over and needs help putting on clothing and goint to bathroom? What kind of therapy can restore or rehab her to be more independentA?

By Anonymous November 29, 2011 - 11:04pm
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She spent 12 weeks in rehabilitative nursing home. Needs help walking alone. Lost a vetebrae last year and had a spine fracture. She also is need of catarack surgery. I believe her eyesight has a lot to do with her lack of balance and fear of falling.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question.  Sorry to hear this. Medications such as:


Bisphosphonates are the primary drugs used to both prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.


Calcitonin is a medicine that slows the rate of bone loss and relieves bone pain.

Regular exercise has shown to prevent the progression of osteoporosis. Moderate exercise is recommended at least 3 days per week.

Here's a link on Osteoporosis.




November 30, 2011 - 5:11am
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