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Grand Rounds: Fatigue and Frailty Among Oldest – Old Adults

DateBox EventDetailTime EventDetailLocation
Apr 8, 2020
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Bessie Myers Auditorium
Ames, IA

Registration Details

Registration Not Required


Speaker:  Peter Martin, PhD, Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University

Frailty among older adults is often seen as an inevitable condition associated with old age. One criterion of frailty, “low energy” or fatigue, is not only a physical but also psychological condition that is often overlooked in professional practice. This gap is addressed in this presentation. Research with oldest-old adults (those 90 and older) has demonstrated that frailty and fatigue are related to behavioral characteristics and can be addressed through resilience and home-based exercise programs.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand demographic changes of the oldest-old population
  2. Distinguish between concepts of frailty and fatigue
  3. Identify intervention programs improving conditions of fatigue and frailty 

Intended Audience: Physicians, advance practice professionals, nurses, ancillary staff, medical students (rotating), non-medical students (rotating), health care administrators


Sally Houser at 515-239-2135 or send an email

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location
1. Wed, April 08 12:10 PM to 1:10 PM Bessie Myers Auditorium

Location Details

  • Bessie Myers Auditorium
    1111 Duff Avenue
    Ames, IA 50010