Re: loss of balance in elderly people
There are many reasons why an elderly person has an unsteady gait. Find a good doctor and get him completely checked out.
If he takes bloodpressure medication it may cause dizziness, just enough to cause him to lose balance. Elderly are easily overmedicated. When he gets up his bloodpressure may be dropping too low. I am personally having this problem at present.
Low in potassium can cause a weakness that leads to unsteady walking. Not eating enough or eating only a few choices of food may lead to deficiency in various nutrients.
Strength and stamina deminish when a person sits a lot and does not move around very much. This could be a cause.
Parkinson Disease can be a cause.
In my opinion, I believe, regardless what the age is, a person needs proper medical care and not brushed off as just being old.