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Salon des Seniors and Forum 65+

In April, MADoPA (one of the partners in the project), introduced the FRAIL Project to several thousands of potential users at two events organized in France. Salon des Seniors Representatives of MADoPA first attended the Salon des Seniors, a yearly event focusing on active seniors, and covering all aspects of retirement life. The 21st edition of this interactive exhibition was organized over four days at the beginning of April in Porte de Versailles in Paris. MADoPA, promoting the FRAIL Project, was one of the 200 exhibitors, all of which were experts on topics such as active aging, health & prevention…
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Join Our Pilot Testing

The FRAIL Project reached its pilot phase. In the pilot testing, we ask participating seniors to wear a smartwatch with the Lola app installed to register falls. Each participant would wear the watch for three weeks, day and night. Our partners Madopa in Paris and the Department of Human Movement Science from the Technical University of Munich, search for geriatric clinics, nursing homes and different elderly collectives interested in participation. They also promote the project in several health-related events designed for our target population. We are looking for participants who are older than 65, had a fall, and/or are showing…
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Frailty and Falls

Frailty and Falls

There is no official definition of frailty, yet. Research groups all over the world study and analyze the middle-age and elderly population health and lifestyle. Their research usually has several goals and is often focused on overall health issue the aging population is facing. Estimating the frailty prevalence, identifying risk factors for developing frailty, defining potential steps to prevent the onset of this syndrome and lessening its outcomes are often part of the research scope. One of such studies was Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). SHARE was a multidisciplinary, cross-sectional, longitudinal study of community-dwelling middle-aged and…
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Understanding Frailty

There is no official definition of frailty which leads to inconsistent and conflicting views on this diagnosis. There is currently a lot of research aiming to standardize the definition of frailty and prefrailty, to be able to correctly diagnose the patients, provide adequate treatment, and take potential preventive actions. Currently, the most often used measures of frailty are Fried phenotype model and Rockwood cumulative deficit model. Fried phenotype model Fried phenotype model assesses the patient based on five characteristics – unintentional loss of more than 10lbs (4.5kg) in the past year, self-reported exhaustion, weakness (grip strength), slow walking speed, and…
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