How Incontinence Contributes to Falls

How Incontinence Contributes to Falls

It may surprise you to learn that incontinence contributes to falls. As a clinician since 2002 and working in home health since 2004, I have observed quite a few ways this can happen. How Incontinence Contributes to Falls Slip and Fall Accident One way that...
Maintaining Mobility In Retirement

Maintaining Mobility In Retirement

One of the myths people think about retiring is that they are going to get to relax. That is a bit of a myth because although you won’t be working at a full-time job with an employer, your full-time job now is maintaining mobility in retirement, including muscle...
Vision and Fall Risk: How to Reduce Falls

Vision and Fall Risk: How to Reduce Falls

Vision and Fall Risk Normal Aging When we look at vision and fall risk, there are a couple of things to consider. First of all, we have normal aging of the eyes. Normal aging of the eyes is going to affect everybody. No matter if you have an eye problem or not, as you...
Is Meclizine Dangerous for treating Vertigo?

Is Meclizine Dangerous for treating Vertigo?

Meclizine is commonly prescribed for people with dizziness and vertigo, including older adults. In some cases, it may be needed but in other cases it is dangerous. Older adults are often frequently told that there’s nothing they can do about the vertigo because they...
What Is Dizziness?

What Is Dizziness?

What is dizziness? Dizziness is the general term that most people use for all related symptoms in this category. Dizziness is what you will most commonly hear people call it when they feel “off.” People that know what vertigo is are people who have had...
Vestibular Decompensation: An Unrecognized Cause of Vertigo

Vestibular Decompensation: An Unrecognized Cause of Vertigo

If a person is immobile for even a few days – without head motion, such as during bedrest from a flu, surgery, hospital stay, depressive episode, etc, then they can experience “vestibular decompensation.” This phenomenon occurs when a person with a...
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