So sorry to hear about her complicated history and recent fall. I recommend that you speak with her doctor
. As you are experiencing, these decisions at the end of life can be quite debilitating. First, specifically focusing on the dizziness, it is important to understand where the problem is coming from. Speaking with a doctor, such as a neurologist
or ear nose and throat surgeon
, who is trained in identifying the specific cause of the dizziness can be quite helpful. It is possible that, in the fall, she caused a problem that could be quickly remedied with some simple maneuvers that can be completed with some physical therapy. BPPV is one possible scenario with an ending like that. On the other hand, her problem may be more deep seated and require additional therapy beyond a simple fix like that. Fortunately, vestibular therapy and vestibular rehab can be beneficial for most causes of dizziness, although they do take some effort on the part of the patient. With regards to the specific medications that she is on, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of each. It is common among the elderly to have problems with polypharmacy that actually make things worse rather than better. Again, please speak with her doctor.