Targeted executive function training to improve mobility and cognition in older adults
1:00 PM, Wednesday 12 May 2021 (15 minutes)
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Safe mobility is vital to the functional independence of older adults. Executive functions such as working memory updating and dividing attention play an increasingly important role in supporting mobility in old age. This talk describes recent studies that examine the influence of cognitive and sensory challenges to complex motor performance. Featured are recent cognitive training and exercise intervention studies designed to target executive functions to improve mobility and cognition in older adults.