ADRC Topics at Noon Series: Briana Sprague, PhD

May 26, 2022 – Skill, Will, and Thrill: The Central Nervous System and Older Adult Mobility

Briana Sprague, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology

Mobility issues among older adults are common and costly. While physical activity programs are promising interventions, many do not engage in physical activity, and there is marked variability in how one responds to such programs. This talk will discuss how an individual’s cognitive function, motivation, and vitality- that is, one’s skill, will, and thrill- are related to older adult mobility. Dr. Sprague will then share some ongoing projects that aim to understand how these factors relate to intervention-related mobility outcomes.

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