Vertigo/Dizziness in the Elderly

  • Nages Nagaratnam
  • Kujan Nagaratnam
  • Gary Cheuk
Reference work entry


It is a common symptom in at least one-third of the patients over the age of 65 years. Benign positional vertigo, vestibular neuronitis and Meniere’s diseases are the commonest causes of vertigo. Other causes include vertebrobasilar insufficiency, migraine, multiple sclerosis and cerebellar neoplasms.


Vertigo Migraine vertebrobasilar insufficiency vestibular neuronitis benign positional vertigo 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nages Nagaratnam
    • 1
  • Kujan Nagaratnam
    • 1
  • Gary Cheuk
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of SydneyWestmead Clinical SchoolWestmeadAustralia
  2. 2.Rehabilitation and Aged Care ServiceBlacktown-Mt Druitt HospitalMount DruittAustralia

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