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Frailty

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Frailty, Sarcopenia

  • Definitions
  1. Frailty
    1. Physiologic decline with advancing age, with associated increased risk of adverse health outcomes
    2. Findings include slow gait, Unintentional Weight Loss, sedentary
  2. Sarcopenia
    1. Catabolic age-related loss of muscle mass and strength
    2. Findings include reduced grip strength, gait speed and muscle mass
  • Diagnosis
  • Frailty (Three or more of the following criteria)
  1. Unintentional Weight Loss of at least 10 lb (4.5 kg) in the last year
  2. Self-reported exhaustion
  3. Weakness (decreased grip strength)
  4. Slow walking speed
  5. Low Physical Activity
  • Management