Impaired Mobility

  • Anne Freeman


Mobility is one of the basic necessities for an elderly person wishing to live an active and independent life. About a half of all retired people have a degree of impaired mobility. For many disability is slight and necessitates only a minor adjustment in life-style. However, there are some elderly people who are so severely handicapped by their immobility that they become confined to their house or even become bedridden. About 20% of patients admitted to a geriatric department will have been housebound for a significant length of time.


Essential Tremor Geriatric Medicine Cervical Myelopathy Motor Neurone Impaired Mobility 
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Further Reading

  1. Coni N, Davison W, Webster S (1988) Lecture notes on geriatrics, 3rd edn. Blackwell Scientific Publications, OxfordGoogle Scholar
  2. Hall MRP, MacLennan WJ, Lye MDW (1986) Medical care of the elderly, 2nd edn. John Wiley & Sons, ChichesterGoogle Scholar
  3. Martin A (1981) Problems in geriatric medicine. MTP Press, LancasterGoogle Scholar
  4. Wilcock GK, Gray JAM, Pritchard PMM (1982) Geriatric problems in general practice. Oxford University Press, OxfordGoogle Scholar

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  • Anne Freeman

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