Frailty - It’s a Killer

June 14, 2017

This week’s Conversation That Matters features Dr. Grace Park who is spearheading Fraser Health’s Frailty Project CARES, she warns that frailty can rob you of your golden years and your life. She goes on to say there is hope, you can live a healthy and meaningful life well into your 90’s so long as you get off your butt, change what you put in your mouth and work with your physician.

CARES is an extensive project that includes clinicians, community resources like fitness centres, social gatherings, and dietary advice. At the core of the project is the Geriatric Assessment Tool that produces data that is applied to a frailty scale. Where you sit on that scale is a precise measurement that informs you, your doctor and everyone else associated with your health with an accurate picture on your well-being.

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