Aging And The Natural LightFeb 12, 2023
As people age, falling can become a very serious health issue. That can cause multiple hip fractures or other bone fractures, head injuries, and more. Falls from ladders are very common among aging adults, especially men, with potentially worse injuries owing to the greater heights involved.
Falls and Light
One of the leading causes of falls is insufficient light. Since aging eyes require more light to see, standard lighting often becomes inadequate lighting. And artificial light also tends to be glaring, which can hurt aging eyes. But when natural light is introduced into a living environment, the non-glare light can create a space with less light/shadow patterning that is often found with artificial light. It is this patterned light that can confuse the aging eye, often resulting in a stumble and fall. The National Safety Council contends that falling accidents are the leading cause of injury-related death for people 75 years and older.
Quality light and a quality life seem to go hand in hand. When aging, people live in an environment filled with non-glare natural light. They not only can see better, but they also tend to be less depressed, more social, and less anxious, and they can have better sleep. All these factors add up to a much healthier and happier life.
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