University of Iowa researchers are looking for a few hundred older Iowanswho can travel to Iowa City for training which could bring better mobility.U-of-I neurologist Dr. Matthew Rizzo says as we age, we get slower.Rizzo’s tests will measure attention.Rizzo says reduction of attention leads to a narrower field of vision, eventhough eye sight may be normal — putting elderly drivers at risk for carcrashes at intersections, for example. The five-year study is looking for legally-licensed drivers between the agesof 65 and 85.Rizzo says each year, over one-hundred volunteers will be needed. Dr. Rizzo warns that participating in the study doesn’t mean you’ll getthe attention training he described. Some participants will get computertraining to determine if practicing with technology will bring improvement.
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