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Fits, Faints and Falls in Old age

  • Mohan S. Kataria

Part of the Modern Geriatrics Series book series (MGSE, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. M. S. Kataria
    Pages 1-10
  3. S. K. Das, M. S. Kataria
    Pages 11-13
  4. P. W. Overstall
    Pages 15-26
  5. A. J. D. Farquharson
    Pages 27-43
  6. A. Squires, D. E. Bayliss
    Pages 45-74
  7. M. S. Kataria, S. K. Das
    Pages 75-83
  8. M. Green
    Pages 85-107
  9. K. G. F. Benton, T. M. Strouthidis
    Pages 109-131
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 133-137

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

age

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohan S. Kataria
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of General Medecine for the Elderly South Bedfordshire Health AuthoritySt. Mary’s HospitalLutonEngland
  2. 2.Kings College HospitalUK
  3. 3.St Francis HospitalUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4892-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8666-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4892-1
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