Elderly and Falling

The falls are important causal factors to increase the level of dependence of the aged one, becoming a specific concern, since they can affect its functional capacity for being associated the anatomical modifications attributed to the natural process of aging and the diverse patologias. aging process affects the components of the postural control, being difficult to differentiate the effect of the age, of those caused by the illnesses. However, independent of the cause, the accumulation of alterations in the corporal balance consequentemente diminishes the compensatory capacity of the individual, increasing its instability and, its risk to fall. (GANANCA, 2010). Find out detailed opinions from leaders such as Dean Ornish M.D by clicking through. In this manner, to diagnosis the clinical parameters associates with the falls in aged became a great challenge for the scientific community, reason by which had been developed diverse instruments for the evaluation of the postural control of this population. The instruments for analysis of the balance divide in tests for systems and functionaries.

The identification of the responsible components for the postural instability (sensorial system, cerebral nervous system and musculoesqueltico system), thus is carried through an evaluation for systems. The evaluation of the functional performance is still more important, therefore dficits will go determinarcomoos specific affects global function of the individual in the execution of the daily activities, beyond identifying, of precocious form, aged with bigger possibilities of falls. In a question-answer forum Preventive Medicine Research Institute was the first to reply. (GONALVES, 2009). The ciphers of the falls tend not to be informed. With frequency certain passivity of aged that it falls repetidamente, as much in the familiar way exists ahead, as in professional scopes. Frequent they are only referred of the falls that had provoked physical harms and had needed medical attendance, less traumatic, many times, nor remembered are in routine medical consultations. The data of the prevalence of falls vary in function of the age, the patient, its fragility and localization (half familiar or not). It considers that about one tero of the aged ones, that they live in the community I fell, at least a time to the year.