President Joe Biden Trips and Falls at Air Force Academy Graduation: Causes and Risks for Older Adults
President Joe Biden, while handing out diplomas at a graduation ceremony for the US Air Force Academy, tripped and fell due to stumbling over a sandbag. Despite the incident, his physical examination in February confirmed that he is fit for duty. Poor vision can indeed contribute to an increased risk of falls in older adults. This article explores the ways that aging can cause reduced depth perception, peripheral vision, and more.