The Effectiveness of a Basic Exercise Intervention to Improve Strength and Balance in Women with Osteoporosis

This research article describes a study investigating the effects of a simple exercise program on the balance and strength of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Effect of a Balance-Training Programme on Postural Balance, Aerobic Capacity and Frequency of Falls in Women with Osteoporosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This article describes a randomized controlled trial where an intervention group was assigned to a 12 month exercise program (3 times a week for 30 min. sessions) and a control group with no intervention with osteoporotic women who had at least one previous fracture.  6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Effect of Balance Training on Falls in Patients with Osteoporosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis was to explore the effect of balance training on falls in patients with osteoporosis. Their findings suggest that balance training may significantly reduce the frequency of falls in patients with osteoporosis. 5 pages. Last reviewed August 2018. 

Balance Control in Elderly People With Osteoporosis

The authors discuss the evidence suggesting that muscle quality and posture alignment are crucial for balance in older adults and for preventing falls and fractures in those with osteoporosis.  5 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Association Between Osteoporosis, Bone Mineral Density Levels and Alzheimer's Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

This article describes systematic literature research and meta-analysis to explore the association between osteoporosis / bone mineral density and Alzheimer's disease. 8 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Alzheimer's Disease and Osteoporosis

The authors discuss the relationship between Vitamin D deficiency, Alzheimer's disease and osteoporosis.  5 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

NOGG 2017: Clinical Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis

This UK  guideline document includes sections on fracture risk assessment, lifestyle measures in the management of osteoporosis, pharmacological interventions, duration and monitoring of bisphosphonate therapy, glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, osteoporosis in men, post-fracture care and recommendations. 36 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Arthritis & the Older Adult

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources regarding arthritis and older adults. Topics include:

  • risk factors
  • disease impact and burden
  • comorbidity
  • non-pharmacological therapies
  • research

2 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Bone Matters Webinar on ‘Osteoporosis & Yoga’ on September 13

Enjoy yoga but worried that having osteoporosis won’t allow you to safely practice it?

Simply register for the upcoming Bone Matters webinar scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 1 pm to 2 pm to get informed on safe and appropriate yoga practice for people living with Osteoporosis.

What: Osteoporosis AND YOGA: SUGGESTIONS FOR SAFE AND APPROPRIATE PRACTICE

The Berg Balance Scale - Clinical Form

This interactive pdf can be downloaded and filled in electronically by a health care provider as a means of assessing an individuals safety, stability and balance.

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