Category Archives: neurobiology

Mary’s Spinning Explained: A Story of Aging and Vertigo, Part 3 – Final

Mary’s tests showed that her vestibular system was declining due to age. Presbyequilibrium is a result of the reduction in the gelatinous substance in the otoconial mass, causing the inability to sense gravity and linear acceleration. Aging also contributes to a … Continue reading

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Dizziness in the Elderly: A Story of Aging and Vertigo, Part 2

Chronic dizziness in those 65 and older is fairly common and presents symptoms such as lightheadedness, vertigo, disequilibrium, spinning, and faintness.[1]  Because Mary’s dizziness was increasing, she made an appointment with her doctor. Dizziness in the elderly can be caused by … Continue reading

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Meet Mary: A Story of Aging and Vertigo, Part 1

I am the massage therapist for a retirement community ranging in age from late sixties to late nineties. Working with this group is challenging because of the many age related conditions that can develop with advancing years. One of my … Continue reading

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