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Frailty myths

Condition is not inevitable with age and should be tackled early

Madam Sim, who is in her early 80s, used to enjoy regular morning walks, group qigong exercises and travelling on public transport to explore new eateries with her friends.

However, over time, the onset of arthritis and joint pain in both her knees gradually hampered her physical activity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2018, with the headline 'Frailty myths'. Print Edition | Subscribe