einstein (São Paulo). 01/Dec/2011;9(4):466-9.

Vertigo and dizziness in elderly patients with neurological disorders

Pedro Luiz Mangabeira Albernaz, Flávia Silveira dos Santos Cabral

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao2131

ABSTRACT
Objective:
To evaluate the frequency of central vestibular disorders, vertigo and dizziness in patients aged 65 to 90 years.
Methods:
We analyzed 735 patients in this age range seen consecutively from January 1990 to December 2009.
Results:
A total of 32 patients had central vestibular disorders, and 11 had neurological disorders diagnosed by imaging.
Conclusion:
Vertigo and dizziness occur frequently in elderly people with neurological disorders, and affect their quality of life. Falling is common and may lead to disabling consequences.

Vertigo and dizziness in elderly patients with neurological disorders

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