Computer Programs for Cognitive Rehabilitation

COGREHAB - XP Computer Programs for Cognitive Rehabilitation

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Cognitive Fitness exercises.


Tip: Poor peripheral vision can lead to falls

Originally published: October 8, 2010 5:19 PM

About one-third of seniors 65 and older suffer a fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Many falls are caused by vision problems - seniors stumbling because they didn't see an object in front of them. But a recent study indicates impairment in peripheral vision also contributes to falling. Peripheral vision is the ability to ascertain objects on the side of the vision plane.

In a study of healthy seniors living independently, researchers at the University of Southern California found that those with impaired central vision had 2.8 times the risk of falling than those with good vision. But seniors who also had impaired peripheral vision increased their risk another 1.4 times.

Since researchers concluded that "treating central vision alone may be insufficient to help prevent falls," be sure to ask your eye doctor to screen you for peripheral vision problems.

(See our Perfield programs for assessing periheral vision.)  LSA