Treatment of frailty

Alexandra Papaioannou


Morley JE, Malmstrom TK, Miller DK. A simple frailty questionnaire (FRAIL) predicts outcomes in middle aged African Americans. J Nutr Health Aging. 2012 Jul;16(7):601-8. PubMed PMID: 22836700; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4515112.

How to treat frailty?

Alexandra Papaioannou, MD: Frailty in clinical practice is number 1, asking the questions. There is the Doctor Morley’s tool that is really 4 simple questions: “Are you feeling tired and fatigued? Do you have difficulty with mobility?”

Once we have identified it, there are generally 4 interventions including looking at medications, exercise, nutrition, and social isolation.

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