Diagnosing, Preventing and Treating Frailty

Jose M. Garcia, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Clinician Investigator, GRECC
VA Puget Sound Health Care System

 Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Describe the impact frailty can have on the well-being of the older adult, and how frailty can be prevented.
  • Describe what happens to you physically and psychologically as you get older and how it is related to frailty.
  • Provide advice on how to prevent frailty, reverse it, or slow down its progression, with a particular focus on diet and physical activity.

[From the Winter 2020 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]