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Definition of ageing

Progressive, generalised impairment of function resulting in loss of adaptive response to disease

2

Two models of operationalising frailty

Rockwood score (deficit counting in number of systems, usually at least 30)
Fried score (out of 5)

3

Lifestyle factors which predict survival to old age

Not smoking
Physical activity
Being part of a social network

4

Sudden deterioration in old age is always due to...

Disease

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Definition of frailty

Loss of homeostasis and resilience

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Describe how a "stressor" event such as an infection impacts upon a frail individual

Undergo a larger deterioration in function; take longer to recover; usually do not recover to same level of function