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physiological changes which happen as you get older which can contribute to falls


vision = smaller pupils, lens thickening -> reduced sensitivity to light
Slower reaction time -> slowed processing and cognition
Decreased cardiorespiratory fitness
Sarcopenis = loss of muscle mass and function
Decreased peripheral sensation and proprioception -> increased postural sway