Bernie Kenny has never been one to coast on accomplishments. Having grown ShopRite from two stores to six over the past quarter-century, the U.S. Army veteran has no tolerance for complacency. “What’s my greatest accomplishment? I don’t have one,” Kenny says plainly. He believes that ShopRite could have a greater market share, and laments the […]
Already home to some of the top life sciences companies in the world, Middlesex County, New Jersey offers a uniquely supportive environment for established, emerging, and startup life sciences businesses. Specifically, the County understands talented employees are the backbone of any successful organization. They bring a diverse range of skills, experience, and perspectives that inspires […]
Realizing that someone you love dearly is no longer able to take care of themselves because of declining cognitive abilities can be heartbreaking. Dementia may impact your parent, grandparent, spouse, or another person who has been significant in your life. Caring for a loved one who is living with dementia comes with unique challenges, and […]
A growing hub for innovation continues to attract cutting-edge businesses and talent At a time when the world is facing economic uncertainty, Middlesex County, NJ is moving decisively ahead with its economic development plans for 2021 and beyond. The County’s strong AAA bond rating, serving as an unparalleled cornerstone of assurance for businesses and residents, […]
Effective Jan. 1, CBM Insurance Agency LLC, of New Castle, is pleased to announce their acquisition of the Wilmington-based insurance brokerage Insurance & Financial Services Ltd. of Delaware (IFS). Through this acquisition, CBM will acquire all 15 current IFS employees, their insurance company contracts, and current clients. The combined agency will employ about 40 people. […]
As we leave behind a difficult year and enter an equally uncertain one, many of us are feeling complicated emotions. Worry, fatigue, and even hope for the future are all common reactions as we move forward. However, for the elderly in our lives, one emotion may be more heightened than others in the new year—loneliness. […]
It’s no secret that we’ve all seen obstacles throughout the year 2020. So what can we expect from this year’s Halloween celebration on Saturday, October 31? Now that the coronavirus is serving as the big bad monster, are kids going to be knocking on your door trick or treating? Concerned parents should limit packs to […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world’s economy as we knew it. Stock and bond markets have become increasingly volatile, and investors are rethinking their investment strategies. One investment class gaining greater attention is precious metals — gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion. And, one company seeing explosive business sales volumes is FideliTrade Incorporated. “Economic […]
Feelings of isolation are common, but there are ways to feel more connected In a time when nearly everyone is experiencing some feelings of loneliness and isolation, it’s important to remember that these feelings can be amplified among the older members of society. As we age, the deaths of friends and family members, declines in […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="217894" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="217893" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text dp_text_size="size-4"]Dizziness and vertigo can happen at any age, but if it results in falling it can be a serious health concern, particularly in the older adult. It is important to note that dizziness, vertigo and imbalance are not a normal part of aging. Some experts believe that more than 40 percent of Americans will experience dizziness/vertigo that is serious enough to go to a healthcare provider. Its prevalence increases with age, with 54% of older adults over 90 years old experiencing dizziness/vertigo. Dizziness/vertigo problems are among the most common reasons that older adults seek help from a healthcare provider. Dizziness/vertigo can lead to disequilibrium, fear of falling, inactivity, and increased fall risk. Dizziness/vertigo is a major contributing factor of falls in older adults. In many older adults, such falls lead to moderate to severe injuries, such as a hip fracture, that limits mobility and reduces independent living.
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Dizziness in older adults is rarely caused by a single etiology. Many individuals are interested to learn that the source of their dizziness may be because of an inner ear or vestibular problem. Dizziness due to a vestibular dysfunction are reported in about 9 percent of the population who are 65 years of age or older. Some dizziness and balance conditions are also due to neurological conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Vestibular Neuritis and Cervical Vertigo. Other miscellaneous conditions that cause dizziness and balance problems can be Meniere ’s syndrome, psychological disturbances, migraines, circulation problems, and medication use.
There are things you can do to ease dizziness/vertigo symptoms when they are happening. First, sit or lie down immediately when you begin to feel dizzy. You may want to lie in a quiet, dark room to reduce the spinning feeling. At night, sleep with your head slightly raised on 2 or more pillows. In the morning, get out of bed slowly and sit on the edge of the bed for a while before standing up. It is important to try to relax. Anxiety can make dizziness/vertigo worse.
How can therapy help? A therapist will perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of symptoms and devise a unique treatment plan to eliminate or minimize dizziness and its consequences. If the origin of the dizziness is from the inner ear, vestibular rehabilitation may be indicated. The goals of vestibular rehabilitation include reducing fall risk, screening for and correcting the vestibular disorder, stabilizing balance, retraining the proprioceptive system, improving gaze stability, gait training, and enabling optimal function. Research demonstrates that vestibular rehabilitation is just as successful in remediating symptoms in the older adults as in a younger population.
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