The Talking Mortality Podcast

Focus on Frailty

January 16, 2020 Dr Calvin J. Lightbody Season 1 Episode 7
The Talking Mortality Podcast
Focus on Frailty
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The Talking Mortality Podcast
Focus on Frailty
Jan 16, 2020 Season 1 Episode 7
Dr Calvin J. Lightbody

Just over half of our over 65 year old population live with a degree of frailty. So what exactly is frailty? Can it be prevented or controlled? What are the implications of and prognosis with a diagnosis of frailty? What are the benefits of early recognition?
I'm discussing these and related questions with Dr Paul Baughan, GP and National Clinical Lead for Palliative & End of Life Care with Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS).
To find out more about the work HIS are doing to help people living with frailty please click on the link below:

https://ihub.scot/improvement-programmes/living-well-in-communities/our-programmes/living-and-dying-well-with-frailty/

Show Notes

Just over half of our over 65 year old population live with a degree of frailty. So what exactly is frailty? Can it be prevented or controlled? What are the implications of and prognosis with a diagnosis of frailty? What are the benefits of early recognition?
I'm discussing these and related questions with Dr Paul Baughan, GP and National Clinical Lead for Palliative & End of Life Care with Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS).
To find out more about the work HIS are doing to help people living with frailty please click on the link below:

https://ihub.scot/improvement-programmes/living-well-in-communities/our-programmes/living-and-dying-well-with-frailty/