Aging affects the mental simulation/planning of the "rising from the floor" sequence.

@article{Saimpont2010AgingAT,
  title={Aging affects the mental simulation/planning of the "rising from the floor" sequence.},
  author={Arnaud Saimpont and France Mourey and Patrick Manckoundia and Pierre Pfitzenmeyer and Thierry Pozzo},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={e41-5}
}
We investigated the effect of aging on the ability to mentally simulate/plan a complex sequential action of the whole body, namely "rising from the floor". Forty-four non-demented elderly people (mean age: 85.2±5.5 years) and 20 young people (mean age: 26.6±4.9 years) were included in the study. They were required to put in order six images representing the main movements necessary to get up from a sitting position on the floor. We showed that older subjects had poorer performance-both in terms… CONTINUE READING

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