Frailty and Older Adults

  • Ellen BinderEmail author

Key Points

  • Frailty is a clinical syndrome that increases in prevalence with increasing age.

  • Frailty is strongly associated with poor outcomes for older adults: functional loss, falls, hospitalization, and death.

  • Screening tools, developed for research, may be adaptable for clinical settings.

  • Frailty can be treated with exercise and thus may be reversible, if recognized.


Frailty Deconditioning Exhaustion Older adult Elder Exercise Resistance Aerobic Endurance Sarcopenia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional ScienceWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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