Frailty tests for elderly at senior activity centres

Staff from the Geriatric Education and Research Institute conduct blood pressure checks prior to carrying out a simple exercise session for older adults.
Staff from the Geriatric Education and Research Institute conduct blood pressure checks prior to carrying out a simple exercise session for older adults.PHOTO: GERIATRIC EDUCATION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Researchers will screen 300 seniors as they seek to delay or even reverse the condition

There are health screenings these days for anything from diabetes to heart disease to dementia. Soon there will even be screenings to determine if one is frail or not.

Some community and healthcare institutions here are planning to check for signs of frailty in the elderly in a bid to help them prevent, delay or even reverse the condition.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 08, 2018, with the headline 'Frailty tests for elderly at senior activity centres'. Print Edition | Subscribe