(mostly from the National Institute of Health)
The statistics about falls:
* One-fourth of Americans aged 65+ fall each year.
* Falls account for 25% of all hospital admissions
* 40% of all nursing home admissions
* 40% of those admitted do not return to independent living;
A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi
a review of benefits including quality of live, self-efficacy, psychological, falls and balance, bone density...many others
reducing the risk of falling
Tai chi qigong as a means to improve night-time sleep quality among older adults with cognitive impairment: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
balance and mobility
falls and balance
Functional benefits of tai chi training in senior housing facilities.
dementia: Increases Brain Size, Boosts Memory, May Delay Dementia
quality of life