Frailty in older people is characterised by a cumulative decline in many physiological systems, a vulnerability to stressors leading to an increased risk of adverse outcomes such as falls, disability, long-term care and death. The continued gains in longevity mean that more people are reaching ages where they are at risk of frailty, as well as other strongly age-related conditions like dementia.
This event addressed the following key areas of frailty research:
- biological pathways to frailty
- inequalities in later life frailty
- frailty in primary care.
- Professor Thomas Kirkwood CBE, Newcastle University
- Professor James Nazroo, The University of Manchester
- Professor Ngaire Kerse, The University of Auckland.
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