Dizziness can lead to loss of balance and falls focusing the eyes and using assistive devices correctly may minimize injury

Try: #when dizziness occurs balance can be thrown off to regain balance stand or sit still and focus eyes on a picture or object on a nearby wall focusing the eyes on a fixed item on a horizontal plane will help the eyes and brain reorient the body’s sense of balance #if dizziness often happens when getting up from lying down or seated position get up in stages #sit up slowly before rising to stand slide legs squarely to the body’s front before getting out of bed or a chair for maximum support stand up slowly before beginning to walk # use an assistant cane or walker properly when told by a doctor or physical therapist to use one ask for specific training on how to use the one prescribed

Materials: Picture or object on the wall person cane or walker to lean on if necessary

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Vision, Good Vision, So-So Vision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware

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

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