Aging and Accessibility

December 2009
PN;Dec2009, Vol. 63 Issue 12, p24
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The article discusses the cognitive and physical changes in aging people and the use of increased accessibility and modern technology which would help them adjust for these changes. Cognitive changes occur as people age and affect their cognitive abilities such as fluid and crystallized intelligence. Physical changes also affect some abilities including hearing, vision, and smell. To deal with this, significant changes in environment can enhance the independence and mobility of older people.


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