A study published by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that two-thirds of older adults have two or more sensory deficits (hearing, vision, touch, etc.).
Good balance depends upon your sensory system, your brain and your muscles and joints.
- Your sensory systems (vision, inner ear and sense of touch in your skin) provide information about your body's position and movement in your environment.
- Your brain processes the information from your sensory system.
- Your muscles and joints provide flexibility, strength and endurance to coordinate the movements required to safely maintain your balance.