Pre Oct 2014
Frailty for All or Successful Ageing - What are the Options?
Frailty can now be viewed as a progressive loss of physiological reserve in one or more of the major body systems. Such individuals are vulnerable to relatively minor insults that may lead to the development of stereotypical geriatric clinical syndromes, such as falls. Although the associated risk factors for the development of frailty and geriatric syndromes are increasingly being determined, major challenges remain.
Can we determine the point at which the cascade of deleterious consequences may occur?
What interventions will reduce frailty and provide increased longevity without major morbidity?
Leon will discuss the importance of lifestyle and psychosocial factors, in addition to genetic factors, for increasing the probability of reaching older years in a healthy state. He will address factors such as body mass index which may have differing effects throughout the life course. He will also examine how older people can still be actively engaged with social activities, without major perceived restrictions, even in the presence of major chronic diseases and associated disability.
Hear from Leading Expert
AAG Inaugural National Travelling Fellow: Professor Leon Flicker
Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Director, Western Australian Centre for Health & Ageing; Centre for Medical Research, University of Western Australia
To view his presentation, please click here
To download a flyer and registration form please click here.
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Event Date & Time: Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Robert Douglas Auditorium, Townsville Hospital, Douglas, QLD
Robert Douglas Auditorium (EG. 052)
Education Block, Townsville Hospital
100 Angus Smith Drive Douglas QLD
Videoconferenced in: Cairns Base Hospital
Cairns Base Hospital
Level 2, Block A, Auditorium Room
The Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870
AAG Members: $10.00
Student/Concession Members: $5.00
Student/Concession Non-Members: $15.00 (Please enter the code "FRAILTY" at checkout to receive this discount).