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‘Frailty’ may be inevitable with age, but its ‘management’ can still allow an ‘active’ lifestyle

The concept of frailty as a long-term condition brings with it the opportunity to adopt a much more proactive, person-centred, community-based approach to care.  Achieving this requires a new approach to care, particularly through supporting self-care.  This new approach will be enabled through a wider awareness of frailty and a greater shared understanding of the condition.

The ‘frailty fulcrum’ is an animated model for frailty that has been developed with these opportunities in mind. This model aims to provide a ‘common language’ for frailty that can be shared between individuals, carers and professionals.  It offers an interpretation of frailty that is meaningful, relevant & sustainable for people living with the condition, throughout their journeys of care.

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NHS England:  The Frailty Fulcrum

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NICE:  Leading a healthier lifestyle can delay dementia, disability and frailty in later life

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Take the frailty challenge! – Professor John Young

Robin the robot helps take care of 94 year old Italian Grandma Lea

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