Modern Geriatrics Series

Fits, Faints and Falls in Old age

Editors: Kataria, M.S. (Ed.)

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Events in anyone day of the aged consist of the functions of daily living modified or enhanced for each individual according to his or her capability. It is the constant aim of the medical professions to enhance the individual's quality of life and to try to avoid what is preventable. Among some of the hazards of the geriatric day are fits, faints and falls. It is the fall which often highlights the first two and the consequences may be serious for an old person. Perhaps one day an easy way to circumvent the 'forces of gravity' or drugs to counteract impaired sensory input will be found. The importance of the study of gait has been increasingly recognized by physicians working in this field of medicine for the elderly; writings by geriatricians on the subject are numerous. Bernard Isaacs in his gait research laboratory in Birmingham is studying the subject. In this book the experience of the contributors is brought together, inevitably with some overlap, which has in the main been avoided by restructuring, modification and crosschecking of articles.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Human Walk and Fall

    Pages 1-10

    Kataria, M. S.

  • Stability, Movement and Posture

    Pages 11-13

    Das, S. K. (et al.)

  • Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Falls

    Pages 15-26

    Overstall, P. W.

  • Falls in Old Age: Clinical Aspects

    Pages 27-43

    Farquharson, A. J. D.

  • Rehabilitation of Fallers

    Pages 45-74

    Squires, A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fits, Faints and Falls in Old age
Editors
  • M.S. Kataria
Series Title
Modern Geriatrics Series
Series Volume
3
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
MTP Press Limited
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-4892-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-4892-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8666-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
160
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