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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Age-Related Vestibular Disorders: Implications for Older Adult Patients

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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Age-Related Vestibular Disorders: Implications for Older Adult Patients

U of A College of Medicine
Author:  
Giau Ngoc Le AuD, Nicole Marrone PhD, Jamie Bogle PhD, Laurie Davis AuD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
21965
Date Posted: 
06/14/2017
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
06/14/2017
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Abstract: 

Age-Related Vestibular Disorders: Implications for Older Adult Patients is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Name the most common vestibular disorder in older adults.
  2. State the symptoms of the most common vestibular disorders in older adults
  3. Order an appropriate test to determine the side (left or right) of a vestibular lesion
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program”. 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Guidelines: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Age-Related Vestibular Disorders: Implications for Older Adult Patients. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21965