Our Grandparents, Our Parents, Our Future Selves: Optimizing Function in Old Age. Syracuse Seminar Series on Aging
AbstractMost of my research at Yale University School of Medicine over the past several years has focused on identifying older adults at risk of functional decline and disability, identifying events that may precipitate the transition from functional independence to disability, and developing strategies to postpone or reduce frailty and disability. As a result of the Precipitating Events Project (PEP) and other research conducted by the Yale Center on Aging/Pepper Center, we now realize that age is only a proxy for other factors that lead to disability, and that some of these factors can be modified to reduce the risk of disability. In fact, disability rates have been steadily declining among older adults for decades.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University in its series Center for Policy Research Policy Briefs with number 42.
Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2010
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geriatrics; aging; gerontology; disability; precipitating event; functional decline; vulnerability; compression of morbidity; reserve organ capacity; exercise; physical activity; falls; Yale PREHAB study; lifestyle interventions; independence; elders; FICSIT trial; frailty;
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