Feb 09, 2014 · Dizziness and imbalance are well-recognized problems among older people. A population-based study in the United States reported that 24% of people older than 72 years have dizziness .Dizziness and imbalance in older people are a growing public health concern, because older individuals who suffer from dizziness have a significantly higher risk of accidental falls and consequent Cited by: 114. Dizziness is common in older adults and has diverse causes. The diagnostic process must distinguish between otologic, central, medical, and psychogenic etiologies. Furthermore, in a substantial fraction of patients, a clear etiology may not be determined.
Age-related dizziness and imbalance. Balance and fall prevention for seniors. Dizziness can happen at any age, but if it results in falling it can be a serious health concern, particularly in the older adult. Studies show that you can take action to reduce dizziness and your risk of falling.