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Falls Prevention leaflets for your area

As part of Falls Prevention Week 2021, Alex Wherry, physiotherapist and Melanie Haynes, physiotherapist technical instructor, from The Walton Unit have been working alongside Derbyshire County Council to promote the importance of proper footwear and regular footcare for people with dementia. 

As part of the Live Stronger for Longer campaign they have created leaflets and posters aimed at the relatives, carers, and friends of those with dementia, providing some basic information on foot checks, care, and appropriate footwear alongside signposting concerns. There is also a QR code on the leaflet and poster which links to further falls prevention resources from Live Life Better Derbyshire including details of the Strictly No Falling programme. 

Alex and Mel are keen for anyone to be in touch if they would like some posters or leaflets for their areas of work or would like some more information. 

Email: alex.wherry@nhs.net
Phone: 01246 515545