Speaker: Peter Martin, Ph.D., Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University
Frailty among older adults if 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 years and older) has demonstrated that frailty and fatigue are related to behavioral characteristics and can be addressed through resilience and home-based exercise programs.
At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Understand demographic changes of the oldest-old population.
- Distinguish between concepts of frailty and fatigue.
- 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), healthcare administrators
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