Balance Problems

Frequently Asked Questions

6. How can balance disorders affect an older person?

Balance disorders can have a serious impact on an older person's life. They are a common reason older people fall. A fall or a life of limited physical activity due to balance disorders can lead to health problems, isolation, and loss of independence.

Falls are the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence, and injury-related deaths among older adults.

Learn more about how a fall can affect an older adult’s life.