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A state of delicacy or weakness which encompasses age-related fragility, in particular osteoporosis

frailty

Vox populi A state of delicacy or weakness which, which encompasses age-related fragility, in particular osteoporosis. See FICSIT, Osteoporosis.

frailty

Weakness, fragility, lack of balance or endurance, sarcopenia, immobility, and wasting.
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By taking the simple FRAIL five-point online test and following up with your GP as necessary, people have the opportunity to detect frailty before it hits, allowing them to take action to live better lives, remain in their own homes for longer and avoid potential hospitalisation.
Lead study author Kate Walters from the University College London wanted to access how a healthy diet might decrease one's risk of frailty.
Aging Frailty is a common geriatric medical condition that is serious and life-threatening, and for which there are currently no US Food and Drug Administration-approved therapeutics available.
Participants also completed a standard frailty test, which measures five tasks: 4-meter walk speed, grip strength, unintentional weight loss in the past 12 months, exhaustion, and low activity.
Methods will be informed by the 'Implementing the Frailty Portal in Community Primary Care Practice' logic model and questions will be guided by domains and constructs from an implementation science framework, the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR).
Challenging some ideas of positive psychology, the authors explore how people can thrive in the face of frailty, suffering, and vice, and argue that an approach to flourishing must incorporate ordinary human frailties and limitations that are unavoidable and central to living, and that flourishing includes all of life, including dependency, weakness, and suffering, in addition to seeking positive experiences.
Efficacy of L-carnitine supplementation on frailty status and its biomarkers, nutritional status, and physical and cognitive function among prefrail older adults: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
Bandeen-Roche and colleagues (2015) assessed a nationally representative sample of adults 65 years of age and older for frailty using validated criteria.
Among the many health issues, physical frailty is an important focus for investigation, due to its increased prevalence as people get older.