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frail

a quantity of raisins or figs equal to between 50 and 75 pounds
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The article noted that once frailty is identified it can often be treated with exercise, nutritional supplements and reducing inappropriate medication usage.
Among subjects who had high homocysteine, the risk of frailty was 49% greater than those whose homocysteine was low.
Arrowe Park Hospital, in Wirral, is putting in a number of innovations - including an Elderly Frailty Unit - designed to provide the most appropriate care at the right level for the over-60s.
The Gwent frailty programme aims to ensure people have access to the right person at the right time, focusing on preventative care - wherever possible avoiding hospital admissions, reducing the length of a hospital stay when admission is necessary, reducing the need for complex care packages, averting crises by providing the right amount of care when needed and co-ordinating communication by providing a named person for all contact.
A structured frailty assessment has become an important tool for physicians in individualizing decisions regarding referral of elderly patients for heart procedures.
Walking speed is emerging as an important measure of frailty in older adults.
A comparison of two approaches to measuring frailty in elderly people.
But with exercise, they were less likely to lose their ability to rise from a chair, one component of frailty, Health news reported.
Older Australian women are most at risk of frailty, according to new research that highlights how an online test and a series of simple interventions can help senior Australians maintain their independence and improve their health.
11 (ANI): According to a study, following Mediterranean diet - which includes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts - may reduce the risk of frailty in older adults.
The company will study metabolic syndrome in connection with aging frailty, a clinically-defined wasting syndrome that increases vulnerability to morbidity, injury and death.
Researchers defined frailty using a combination of five physical components: unintentional weight loss, self-reported exhaustion, weakness, slow walking speed, and low physical activity.