Wim van den Heuvel Blog

Frailty is a well-known concept in ageing societies. Frailty is considered common in old age. It indicates a loss of resources on physical, cognitive, and social domains, like loss of energy or appetite, forgetfulness or diminishing social activity. Research shows large differences in the prevalence of frailty in European countries. A study in Romania, using the Groningen Frailty Indicator (GFI), showed that 48% of the sample of citizens 65 years [...]