Stop the Slip: Reducing Slips, Trips and Falls, Thom Disch, €15.63 FALLS in older adults are a major problem in Ireland, with an estimated 30% of adults over 65 falling each year. In Ireland alone it is estimated the annual healthcare costs associated with falls is €500m. Although this book addresses the same major problem in the US, the author points out that it is a global problem and his book addresses how each of us as an individual can become more aware regarding avoiding slipping, tripping and falling (STF). He argues that the first step — literally — is awareness, as most falls actually happen in and around the home. He points out that there are various factors that come into play for STF injuries — our age, footwear, weather, medication-use and having pets around, to name just a few.