A new study provides the strongest evidence that anticholinergic drugs may increase the risk for dementia in older adults.
Medical practices have significantly increased the implementation of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices over time to try and provide better care for patients with chronic illnesses, according to an article published online January 5 in Health Affairs.
Aminoglycosides are known to cause ototoxic damage, vestibulo-toxic impairments, nephrotoxicity (kidney damage), and encephalopathy. If you have been adversely affected by aminoglycosides you may want to participate in this survey.
Professors Floris Wuyts, balance specialist at the University of Antwerp, and Alfonso Bronstein, a neurologist from the Imperial College in London, have developed a mnemonic to help doctors more easily determine what type of dizziness their patient suffers from.
The inability to stand on one leg for more than 20 seconds is significantly associated with cerebral small-vessel disease (cSVD), specifically lacunar infarctions and micro-bleeds, in healthy patients, results of a new study suggest.
Such postural instability was also linked to cognitive decline in the middle-aged to elderly patients included in the study.
Continuing education is the secret to helping patients with vestibular disorders.
New research from a University of the Sunshine Coast PhD student has shown that seniors who exercise in groups are likely to have a reduced risk of falls later down the track.
Vaughan Nicholson, a 33-year-old physiotherapist of Ferny Hills in Brisbane, conducted a three-part study looking at the impact of group fitness on more than 100 adults aged 55-75.
His PhD in Sport and Exercise Science specifically analysed the benefits for seniors who participated in group BodyBalance and BodyPump classes over a 12 to 26 week period as well as an interactive virtual balance game.
Winter holidays—do they fill you with joy or with worries about gift-giving and family gatherings? Do summer vacations leave you relaxed or fretful over travel and money? If you’re feeling stressed out over supposedly fun things, it might be time to reassess. Take a few moments to learn how stress affects your health and what you can do about it.
By Jeannette Wick | November 30, 2014
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), an idiopathic condition for patients, occurs when otoconia of the utricular macula become dislodged and floating debris moves into semicircular canals.
Recently, researchers have noted patients with BPPV tend to have low serum vitamin D levels compared with controls. BPPV sufferers develop osteoporosis more often than people who do not have BPPV. BPPV also recurs more frequently in patients with osteoporosis compared with those with normal bone mineral density.
Falling can be scary. It can happen on a slippery surface, on ice or just when you’re not paying attention. Oftentimes, it happens to older adults, in any location, on any surface.