BALANCE & DIZZINESS PROBLEMS OF THE ELDERLY

BALANCE & DIZZINESS PROBLEMS OF THE ELDERLY

Elderly patients have multiple reasons for losing their balance. Muscles are weaker, spines start to twist, bones may become brittle. Add vascular problems, vision loss, polypharmacy, and a sedentary lifestyle, and it’s no wonder that complaints of vertigo or dizziness affect some 70% of individuals age 65 or older. Doctors report that people over sixty-five…