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Frailty and functional decline

The number of frail elderly Canadians is today estimated at 1.1 million. Recognizing frailty is a key to improving patient care. Frailty is usually associated with noticeable losses in a person’s physical, mental or social functioning such as; walking speed, weight and muscle loss, fatigue, grip strength, level of physical activity and memory loss.

Frailty in the eye of the beholder
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Exercise programs can help reduce falls and prevent injuries
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Physical exercise can help combat signs of frailty in older adults
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