Dizziness can cause the Care recipient (cr) to be more prone to imbalance or falls it is crucial to provide appropriate care for a cr with dizziness because of the potential for serious injury

Try: Use slow movements for cr transfers or position changes be especially cautious when standing and walking if movement is an issue due to dizziness try to make the walking areas for the cr as accessible as possible remove obstacles and try to add hand rails if possible many elderly cr’s are often on multiple medications check for side effects of the medication as dizziness is a common side effect monitor the cr’s diet as certain foods and drinks can contribute to dizziness alcohol high sugar foods make sure the cr’s physician knows of his condition so the appropriate measures can be taken

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Categories: Medical Physical, Needs Some Assistance

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Keywords: Dizziness medical health transfer

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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