Scientific Study

Age-related dizziness and imbalance

Balance and fall prevention for seniors

Dizziness can happen at any age, but if it results in falling it can be a serious health concern, particularly in the older adult. Studies show that you can take action to reduce dizziness and your risk of falling.

Balance & Aging

A decline in inner ear function may be caused by a number of conditions, including normal aging, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), infection, Meniere’s disease, or diminished blood flow to specialized nerve cells. This article reviews the factors that affect vestibular function in the older adult.

Fall Prevention

One of the leading health concerns for people over the age of 60 is falling, which is often related to balance problems. Each year millions of adults fall, and one in five of those falls leads to serious injury. Learn why seniors are at higher risk for falls, and what you can do about it.

Home Safety

Losing balance can occur without warning when dizziness or imbalance strikes, resulting in injury, disability or isolation. Even if a person has never had an actual fall, the fear itself can lead to social withdrawal, anxiety, depression, and decreased activity. This article presents a "3-zone home safety assessment" so you can organize your home to be "safe" and free of all hazards.

Researchers Develop Fall Scale

The recording of fall events is usually subjective and imprecise, which limits clinical practice and falls-related research. Researchers sought to develop and validate a scale to grade near-fall and fall events based on their severity represented by the use of healthcare resources, with the goal of standardizing fall reporting in the clinical and research settings.