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How to Prevent Older Adults From Falling? Effectiveness of Clinical Approaches

25 FEBRUARY // 12:00-12:45 PM ET

With guest speaker, Melike Kahya, PT, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Hinda & Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Harvard Medical School


The presentation will highlight the impact of aging and persons with neurodegeneration on balance and mobility. Evidence based clinical approaches to prevent falls as well as the risk descriptions of falls in older adults as well as people with age-related neurodegenerative conditions.


Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand the impact of aging and neurodegeneration on balance and mobility
  2. Describe the risk of falls in older adults and in people with age-related neurodegenerative conditions
  3. Discuss the evidence-based clinical approaches to prevent falls


Melike Kahya, PT, PhD is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Harvard Medical School. She recently completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She received her bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University in Physical Therapy and her master’s from the University of Pittsburgh in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. Her research interest is understanding neurophysiology of mobility and falls in aging and age-related neurodegenerative conditions. She is an active member of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) and serving as Communications Officer at the ACRM Neurodegenerative Disease Networking Group.

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