Caregiving Support: Understanding Frailty
Room 3207, 3rd floor, Mona Campbell Building (corner of LeMarchant and Coburg)
One of the most problematic expressions of population ageing is frailty. People with high levels of frailty have multiple interacting health problems that reduce their ability to respond to physiological and psychological stressors. Due to this, people with high levels of frailty are at higher risk of adverse outcomes, including falls, hospitalizations, and disability. It is vital that frailty is identified and treated early, and when possible, prevented. This presentation will discuss what frailty is, how to measure frailty, why frailty is important, and how frailty can be reversed.
Our Presenter: Dr. Olga Theou is the Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Healthy Aging. She is an Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy and Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University. She is also an Affiliated Scientist of Geriatric Medicine with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Medicine with the University of Adelaide in Australia. Her research interests include aging, frailty and physical activity and she has been ranked 3rd in Canada and 9thworldwide in frailty expertise by Expertscape.
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