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Every person will fall throughout their life. More than one-third of community-dwelling older adults fall every year. One of the important risk factors for falling is taking medications. The contents of this book will help the reader understand the various factors involved in increasing the risk for falls in older adults and the various medications that contribute to that risk. This book represents a repository of scientific evidence current at the time of its publication and can help students and researchers understand the problem. People involved in health policy-making may also be engaged to help address this global problem. Additionally anyone with an interest in this topic can learn about medications and falls.

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    Ryfe and Kemmelmeier [1].

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    The word “google” was added as a transitive verb to the Oxford English Dictionary on June 15, 2006.

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Acknowledgments

Lastly, Louise and I wish to gratefully acknowledge and thank all the contributors who invested their time to write in order to communicate their knowledge within this book.

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Correspondence to Allen R. Huang MDCM, FRCPC .

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Huang, A.R., Mallet, L. (2016). Introduction. In: Huang, A., Mallet, L. (eds) Medication-Related Falls in Older People. Adis, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32304-6_1

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