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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]

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which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

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