S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Neurology (신경과학교실) Journal Papers (저널논문_신경과학교실)
Dizziness in the Elderly
- Issue Date
- 대한신경과학회지, vol.33 no.1, pp. 1-7
- Vertigo is a common complaint in the elderly since disease-related vestibular dysfunction may be superimposed on the normal aging process. Accordingly, the manifestation or response to treatments of vestibular disorders may differ in the elderly. The incidences of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular neuritis, and Menieres disease in the elderly are similar to those in other age groups, whereas vascular vertigo, degenerative disorders, multisensory dizziness, and medication-related dizziness/vertigo are more common in the elderly. Consideration of normal aging physiology and associated medical conditions is mandatory when evaluating and treating elderly patients with dizziness/vertigo.