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Challenges and Opportunities in Managing the Dizzy Older Adult

Wetmore, Stephen J.; Eibling, David E.; Goebel, Joel A.; Gottshall, Kim R.; Hoffer, Michael E.; Magnusson, Måns LU and Raz, Yael (2011) AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting and OTO EXPO In Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery 144(5). p.651-656
Abstract
Balance disorders are common in elderly people, not only resulting in distressing sensations but also leading to reduced activity levels and quality of life. It has been estimated that 30% of elderly patients experience a balance disorder. Managing these disorders is a substantial challenge for patients and their caregivers and physicians. Moreover, abnormalities in balance are associated with falls, a major cause of morbidity and mortality for elderly people. Management is complicated by the inherent difficulties in assessing the generic complaint of dizziness, as well as the likelihood of multiple, often nonvestibular causes. The authors of this mini-seminar review both vestibular and nonvestibular causes of balance disorders in elderly... (More)
Balance disorders are common in elderly people, not only resulting in distressing sensations but also leading to reduced activity levels and quality of life. It has been estimated that 30% of elderly patients experience a balance disorder. Managing these disorders is a substantial challenge for patients and their caregivers and physicians. Moreover, abnormalities in balance are associated with falls, a major cause of morbidity and mortality for elderly people. Management is complicated by the inherent difficulties in assessing the generic complaint of dizziness, as well as the likelihood of multiple, often nonvestibular causes. The authors of this mini-seminar review both vestibular and nonvestibular causes of balance disorders in elderly people, emphasizing practical therapeutic maneuvers that can be used. (Less)
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balance, equilibrium, BPPV, PREHAB, vestibular rehabilitation, vestibular exercises, polypharmacy, falls prevention, benign paroxysmal, positional vertigo, geriatrics
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Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
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144
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5
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651 - 656
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting and OTO EXPO
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  • scopus:80051707137
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0194-5998
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10.1177/0194599810397493
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English
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  abstract     = {Balance disorders are common in elderly people, not only resulting in distressing sensations but also leading to reduced activity levels and quality of life. It has been estimated that 30% of elderly patients experience a balance disorder. Managing these disorders is a substantial challenge for patients and their caregivers and physicians. Moreover, abnormalities in balance are associated with falls, a major cause of morbidity and mortality for elderly people. Management is complicated by the inherent difficulties in assessing the generic complaint of dizziness, as well as the likelihood of multiple, often nonvestibular causes. The authors of this mini-seminar review both vestibular and nonvestibular causes of balance disorders in elderly people, emphasizing practical therapeutic maneuvers that can be used.},
  author       = {Wetmore, Stephen J. and Eibling, David E. and Goebel, Joel A. and Gottshall, Kim R. and Hoffer, Michael E. and Magnusson, Måns and Raz, Yael},
  booktitle    = {Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery},
  issn         = {0194-5998},
  keyword      = {balance,equilibrium,BPPV,PREHAB,vestibular rehabilitation,vestibular exercises,polypharmacy,falls prevention,benign paroxysmal,positional vertigo,geriatrics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {651--656},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  title        = {Challenges and Opportunities in Managing the Dizzy Older Adult},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599810397493},
  volume       = {144},
  year         = {2011},
}