Frailty Edition: Stopping the downward health spiral due to falls, bone fractures and hospitalizations. How do we assess and prevent frailty? What’s new in the field?
Frailty is often expressed in three dimensions. As frailty increases, abilities and performance decrease in physical capacity and cognitive ability. Attendant to this is a loss of quality of life. 1
Exercise has been shown to improve all three dimensions. 2
Frailty is also correlated to risk of hospitalization. 3