Webcast: Frailty and its impact on health
Recorded Sept. 16
Frailty is a real concern for older adults and the clinicians who treat them.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says 5 percent to 15 percent of adults aged 65-74 are frail; by the time they’re over 85, it’s 25 percent to 40 percent.
This condition – a progressive decline in multiple body systems – is associated with greater mortality, increased burden of chronic disease, risk of infections, falls, and hospitalization.
Join Samuel Durso, M.D., director of geriatric medicine and gerontology at Johns Hopkins, and Liz Seegert, AHCJ ‘s topic leader on aging, to discuss the implications of frailty on health, what and how reporters should cover in their communities.
Samuel Christopher Durso, M.D., is the Mason F. Lord professor of medicine and director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins Medicine. His clinical concentration is on caring for older adults with complex health needs in the office and hospital settings. He has done considerable research in the field of geriatrics.