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1

What are Frailty Syndromes

Falls
Delirium
Immobility
Incontinence

2

How does ageing affect the basal temperature

No change

3

How does ageing affect the Circadian rhythm

Minor changes

4

How does ageing affect peripheral vasoconstriction

Reduced peripheral vasoconstriction

5

How does ageing affect metabolic heat production

Reduces it

6

How does ageing affect sweat gland function

Reduced sweat gland output

7

How does ageing affect skin blood flow

Reduced skin blood flow

8

How does ageing affect cardiac output

Smaller increase in cardiac output

9

How does ageing affect blood flow distribution

Less redistribution of blood flow from renal and splanchnic circulations

10

How does hyperthyroidism present in people with frailty

Depression
Cognitive impairment
Muscle weakness
Atrial fibrillation
Heart failure
Angina