Frailty, what do you need to know?

Impact, recognition, and prevention

  • Major impact on lifestyle of elderly people and society
  • Frailty is an extreme expression of the normal process of aging
  • Frailty and multimorbidity are not equivalent

Frailty – or vulnerability – develops as a result of a dysregulation of the normal process of aging and is on the rise. This has far-reaching consequences for elderly people, the global healthcare system and the society. Luckily, elderly can decelerate or even reverse the development of frailty. This can be concluded from an overview article, in which scientists describe the current insights and developments regarding frailty.


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