Decreased Ability to Anticipate Distances Increases Fall Risk Among Elderly
Texas A&M Research reveals that injuries from falls and other accidents among the aging can often be attributed to a decline in ability to mentally estimate and anticipate stepping and reaching distances.
In older people, the ability to estimate their capabilities declines. Mostly they overestimate. Activities such as imagery interventions and training specifically targeted at improving cognitive ability can be designed to help train elderly people to cope with this decline in their motor imagery ability, he concluded.