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FRAILTY & SARCOPENIA

EIP-AHA Frailty poster An overview of the issue of frailty prevention to allow a better understanding of what it is, raise awareness and explain which actions are being undertaken by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing in this field.

 

Frailty.net  Website is an international educational resource that aims to help geriatricians, primary care physicians and other health care professionals involved in the care of older persons implement frailty into clinical practice.

 

Vivifrail  is the web tool of the VIVIFY Project, that aims to design a program for old people above 70years. It promotes the practice of physical exercise to improve strength, gait ability and balance, while frailty and falls are prevented.

 

E-learning module on Sarcopenia A video on Managing Sarcopenia, Improving Physical Decline. 

 

Fit for Frailty Part 1 A consensus guidelines on identifying and managing frailty. Published by the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) in June 2014, it is targeted at a range of health practitioners. It focuses on recognising the condition of frailty, and understanding the strategies available for managing it, within community and outpatient settings.

 

 Fit for Frailty Part 2 Targeted at people who plan or commission services, this publication was launched in February 2015 by the British Geriatrics Society (BGS). It calls on commissioners to prioritise preventative support for older patients, detailed assessments of the needs of older patients with frailty, and closer integration between different services. It provides detailed guidance on how the commissioning and management of services for people living with frailty in community settings can (and does) work in practice.

 

Workgroup on Cognitive Impairment Detection and Earlier Diagnosis: Report and Recommendations A summary from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) on evidence-based cognitive impairment detection tools for use by primary care providers.

 

WHO's Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health The World Health Organization (WHO) aims to provide national and regional level policy makers with guidance on the dose-response relationship between the frequency, duration, intensity, type and total amount of physical activity needed for the prevention of NCDs. The recommendations set out in this document address three age groups: 5–17 years old; 18–64 years old; and 65 years old and above (beginning page 29). The other Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian versions are also available on WHO website.

 

A "virtual" issue of Age and Ageing focusing specially on frailty The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) reports that it was published in February 2015 and gathers together selected publications from the journal, covering conceptual descriptions of frailty, reporting its epidemiology, contrasting different options for clinical assessment, and identifying interventions which might improve outcomes.

 

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ASSESSMENT TOOLS

 

The FiND Questionnaire  is a self-reported screening tool for detecting community-dwelling older persons with frailty syndrome in the absence of mobility disability. Also available in French and in Italian.

 

Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA®) is a validated nutrition screening and assessment tool that can identify geriatric patients aged 65 and above who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.

 

Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) is an objective assessment tool for evaluating physical performance in older adults.


Gérontopôle Frailty Screening Tool  (GFST) concerns patients aged 65 years and older without both functional disability (Activities of Daily Living score ≥5/6) and current acute disease.    

 

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ALZHEIMER PREVENTION

 

Prevention and Risk of Alzheimer's and Dementia exploring research prevention.

 

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know?  The booklet summarizes what scientists have learned so far and where research is headed.

 

 Cognitive Vitality  An informational website resource launched by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), that provides the public with understandable evaluations of the scientific evidence behind many potential dementia prevention therapies

 

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NURSING HOMES

 

Dementia Care Practice: Recommendations for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing Homes Based on the latest evidence in dementia care research and the experience of care experts.

 

Guidance for CQC staff: Inspecting the quality of care for residents with diabetes mellitus living in care homes These new guidelines were developed by Diabetes Frail and the JBDS (Joint British Diabetes Societies) Task Group. They aim to improve the quality of care for people with diabetes living in care homes.

 

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EDUCATION

 

 Global Initiative in Diabetes for Older People (GIDOP) Led by Prof Alan Sinclair (UK), this project gets together international experts in the field to provide a package of educational materials to help raise the standards of care across the world. By using the link, you have access to 6 Powerpoint lectures and 4 case histories.

 

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Page updated February 9, 2017