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Frailty and dementia: How activities professionals can help through water-based activities

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Linda L. Buettner, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The medical literature defines frailty as older persons experiencing low physical activity levels, muscle weakness, slowed physical and cognitive performance, fatigue, and unlntentional weight loss.1 A person with three or more of these characteristics is considered frail. Older persons who have dementia are more likely to become disabled, to be admitted to the hospital, and to have health problems that lead to frailty. These individuals are often resistant to exercise classes and need motivation.

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Publication
Activities Directors Quarterly (10) 2: 37-45.
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Older people, Elders, Frailty, Prevention, Physical activity, Water