Advice and information

This section contains a wealth of information and useful resources to help you manage your mobility and help prevent falls. If you have an unanswered question or have a useful tip or information to share with others please let us know by emailing us at ContentWorkRequest@nhs24.scot.nhs.uk

Information about falls

  • About falls
  • Causes of falls and risk factors
  • Falls and dementia

Fall prevention / self management

  • How can I prevent falls?
  • Where and when to get help?
  • Exercise and physical activity
  • Eating and drinking well
  • Vision and eye health
  • Foot care and footwear
  • Managing your medication
  • Keeping safe at home
  • Telecare
  • Telling your GP about a fall
  • Walking aids and mobility
  • Looking after your bones
  • Dealing with anxiety about falling
  • How physiotherapy can help?

Useful checklists

  • If you have a fall
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Going out
  • Home safety
  • Gardening
  • Risk of falling – signs and symptoms