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Balance off? Tips to help prevent falls

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Dr. Stuart A. Scherr, For The Inquirer 

Q: Why do older people often lose their balance when walking on thick carpeting or on the beach?

A: The ability to maintain balance relies on information that the brain receives from the eyes, muscles, joints, and vestibular organs in the ear. If any part of an older person's balance system is impaired, it could hurt the ability to adjust to ground surfaces.

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