Balance and gait problems in the elderly.

  title={Balance and gait problems in the elderly.},
  author={Anand Viswanathan and Lewis R. Sudarsky},
  journal={Handbook of clinical neurology},
Gait and balance problems are common with advancing age. Disorders of balance and gait are particularly important in the elderly because they compromise independence and contribute to the risk of falls and injury. Although they are considered as separate clinical entities, balance and gait disturbance are often intertwined. Here, we discuss the principal… CONTINUE READING