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The normal aging process is characterized by a progression of physiologic events that occur throughout the life cycle. Changes associated with aging occur throughout the body and are most prominent in the later years. Changes in the musculoskeletal system begin to occur after the third decade and continue into the eighth and ninth decades. The frailty syndrome can be described as a culmination of the effects of these changes on the human body.

It is important to establish whether frailty among older individuals is reversible with nutritional, physical, or cognitive interventions, singly or in combination. We compared the effects of 6-month-duration interventions with nutritional supplementation, physical training, cognitive training, and combination treatment vs control in reducing frailty among community-dwelling prefrail and frail older persons.

Our study shows that the level of frailty was distributed along the socioeconomic gradient in both higher and lower income countries such that those individuals with less education and income were more likely to be frail. 

Frailty is a well known and accepted term to clinicians working with older people. The study aim was to determine whether an intervention could reduce frailty and improve mobility.

Frailty assessment provides a means of identifying older adults most vulnerable to adverse outcomes. Attention to frailty in clinical practice is more likely with better understanding of its prevalence and associations with patient characteristics. We sought to provide national estimates of frailty in older people.

June 28, 2017 12:00 – 1:00pm ESTTerry Montague  and Lesli Martin will be presenting about about the results of the 2016 Health Care In Canada survey.  They will explore how the survey can benefit organization’s decision-making process and share insights into predictions for future innovations and improvements.  Register here.

Toronto, Canada from June 20-21, 2017.  This years conference theme is "Expanding Implementation Perspectives: Engaging Systems”. The conference provides an opportunity to learn, share, network and socialize with others who are passionate about implementation science, practice, and policy. Register here.

Hosted by iDAPT, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN, this 2-day international conference (June 15-16) will highlight the latest in slips, trips and falls research and products. Presentations, workshops and panel discussions will include topics such as slip resistance evaluation, flooring and material development, and the design of stairs, handrails, ramps, bathtubs, sidewalks, and other environmental features.  Register here.

October 19-21, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  The CAG presents "Evidence for Action in an Aging World"  CAG2017 is the 46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Canada's premier association of those who work, research or have an interest in the field of aging. Register here.

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