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Frailty in the Elderly

Understanding and Managing Complexity

Edited by Sara Palermo

National Institute of Philanthropy – Filantropolis

The progressive growth in the number of older adults worldwide has led to a modification of the current healthcare scenario and a parallel increase in the use of public resources. In this book, we propose a conceptual framework within which aging, frailty, and care are analyzed through the lens of complexity medicine. Therefore, we present a multidimensional perspective that takes into account biomedical, (neuro)psychological, and socio-ecological vulnerability. The theses presented are the result of an inductive approach, based on many years of experience in the field, which has made it possible to identify strategies for frailty recognition and effective responses even in complicated clinical settings. The book is intended to be a tool of concrete and easy consultation, rich in reflections and suggestions.

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Frailty in the ElderlyUnderstanding and Managing ComplexityEdited by Sara Palermo

Published: March 31st 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83157

ISBN: 978-1-83968-219-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-218-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-220-9

Copyright year: 2021

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1264 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Frailty, Vulnerability, and Plasticity: Towards a New Medicine of Complexity

By Sara Palermo


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2. Current Perspectives on Frailty in the Elderly, Evaluation Tools and Care Pathways

By Wilson Abreu and Margarida Abreu


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3. Reliability and Validity of Clinicopathological Features Associated with Frailty Syndrome in Elderly Population

By Kelvin Leshabari


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4. Performance-Based Screening Tools for Physical Frailty in Community Settings

By Tina Levec and Miroljub Jakovljević


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5. Elderly and Polypharmacy: Physiological and Cognitive Changes

By Daniela A. Rodrigues, Maria Teresa Herdeiro, Adolfo Figueiras, Paula Coutinho and Fátima Roque


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6. Exercise-Based Interventions as a Management of Frailty Syndrome in Older Populations: Design, Strategy, and Planning

By Guilherme Furtado, Adriana Caldo, Rafael Rodrigues, Ana Pedrosa, Rafael Neves, Rubens Letieri, Eef Hogervrost, Ana Maria Teixeira and José Pedro Ferreira


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7. The Complexity of Frailty: Psychological Mechanism and Therapeutic Interventions in Old People - A Narrative Review

By Francesca Romana Greco and Grazia D’Onofrio


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8. Crime against Elderly Women in India

By Avanish Bhai Patel


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