Visibility Vol 17 Issue 1, 2023

Postural control declines in older adults with visual impairment and in normally sighted older adults under cognitive load

Falls are more likely in older persons, particularly those with vision impairments. Executive capabilities deteriorate with age, and dual-task studies have shown that older persons' postural instability increases when undertaking a cognitive task. However, the impact of cognitive stress on postural stability in visually impaired older persons is little understood. The current study looks at the individual and combined effects of cognitive load and visual impairment on postural stability in older people.

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