Falls and dizziness in the elderly

Otolaryngol Pol. Nov-Dec 2010;64(6):354-7. doi: 10.1016/S0030-6657(10)70586-2.

Abstract

The complaint of dizziness is one of the most common reasons that older adults feel constrained to visit the doctor's office. Because of a growing number of older people in the industrial society the problem grows. Therapeutic process of elderly people with vertigo and dizziness needs more than vestibular diagnostics. In addition to sufficient anamnesis, presence of visual deficits, extrasensory changes and even psychological circumstances are necessary. Frequently the indication and the encouragement of vestibular rehabilitation have significant value. The initiation of fall prevention may also be essential.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged
  • Dizziness / complications
  • Dizziness / rehabilitation*
  • Exercise*
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Quality of Life
  • Tai Ji*
  • Vertigo / complications
  • Vertigo / rehabilitation*
  • Walking*