Tag Geriatrics
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

The Elderly and Critical Care

Ageing is the process of growing old, and may result in frailty. There is no standard definition for elderly (? age>65y, ?regional life expectancy differs (ie. Africa vs West)). The precise mechanisms underlying ageing are poorly understood
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Frailty syndrome

Frailty is a multidimensional syndrome characterized by loss of physiologic and cognitive reserves in vulnerability that predisposes to the accumulation of deficits and adverse outcomes from acute stressors