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8 Steps to Managing Fatigue

People with vestibular disorders commonly report fatigue as one of their symptoms. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to manage your fatigue. Step 1: Understand Fatigue Fatigue is a general term that describes a

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Caring for the Carer

Thanks to our Caregiving Heros November is all about gratitude, so it makes perfect sense that VeDA celebrates with our Caring for the Carer Campaign (C4C), a month-long tribute to recognize those individuals who provide

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On the Level VeDA's quarterly print newsletter, On the Level, is one of the most valued benefits of donors and professional members. Overview Distributed quarterly Full color, 16 pages Released: January, April*, July, October *20

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What Should I Know About Vestibular Research?

Why does it take so long for researchers to develop new treatments for vestibular dysfunction? Learn more about the research process, and find out how you can participate in advancing the science of vestibular medicine.

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Avoiding Falls

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.

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Acoustic Neuroma

The following information is provided by the Acoustic Neuroma Association. This information appears in the organization’s “Newly Diagnosed Handbook”. Additional information can be found at anausa.org. What is an acoustic neuroma? Acoustic neuromas, also referred to

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Travel Strategies

Some common questions about the effects of travel on people with vestibular dysfunction include:

“Will travel increase symptoms?”
“Should I avoid travel?”
“What is the best form of travel?”
“What can I do to minimize discomfort while traveling?”

Travel conditions that may be problematic for a person with a vestibular disorder include those that involve exposure to rapid altitude or pressure changes, certain motion patterns, or disturbing lighting. Travel decisions that accommodate a person’s vestibular disorder will depend on the type of vestibular disorder, the method of transportation (e.g., train, boat, airplane, automobile), and the conditions and planned activities at the destination.

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What Makes a Support Group Interesting?

Support groups offer people with vestibular disorders an opportunity to meet face-to-face with others who are experiencing similar challenges, as well as to hear presentations by health professionals on topics of interest. The Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA) serves as a hub for, and offers assistance to, support groups around the world. VeDA recently surveyed the leaders of these groups in an effort to identify the characteristics of successful support groups and how VeDA might improve the assistance it provides to them.

Of the 57 surveys that were distributed to group leaders, 27 were completed and mailed back to VeDA. Although the structure of the survey does not support rigorous statistical analysis, the compiled responses are summarized here, providing some observations about the features and leadership strategies of thriving groups (long-running groups and/or those that meet regularly), as opposed to those that struggle to meet regularly and maintain interest levels.

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