HiFalls are almost impossible to prevent. You can be stood right next to someone when they fall and not be able to stop it. As mobility decreases with dementia falls are, unfortunately, more likely. My mum had several falls in her care home - mostly she was no more than shaken, but on one occasion she broke her wrist and then, later on, she broke her hip. She wasnt taking any medication to calm her down, it was just that her mobility was in decline. My OH is also falling a lot. He is at home and I cant prevent falls here either. Both of them were referred to the falls clinic, but they could not suggest anything that would help. Both OH and mum are/were supposed to use a walking frame , but neither of them do/did, despite reminders, due to the conviction that they dont/didnt need them
Falls are really not easy to manage with dementia.
Dad is pretty much the same. He has a walker, neatly folded up in the corner of the room. Walking stick, left at the side as he doesn't want to get dependant on them and he doesn't really need them, of course he needs them lol . He should really be using them but you cannot reason . My OH will say bring him here and I say how would it be any better? I cannot stop him falling, he could fall right next to me! our house is no better in that way than his own. At least it is familiar to him. He won't have the phone next to him, insists on rushing to answer from his rise and recline chair at the other side of the room and then complains that the rise and recline chair is just not comfortable so back he is in his favourite seat which he has taken out the booster cushions and he cannot get out of it easily as it is the end of a sofa so only one arm to pull himself up. We have re-arranged furniture before now only to have to put it all back again lol. Yesterday an office chair was a solution (dad has so many random chairs donated or should I say off loaded on to him by others as he used to like getting anything for free) which would be even worse than what he is currently using to be fair. It literally is despite having OT out etc an accident just waiting to happen sadly.