Preventing frailty

For people at risk of developing frailty there are potentially preventable or modifiable risk factors or conditions. These include alcohol excess; cognitive impairment, falls, functional impairment, hearing problems, mood problems, nutritional compromise, physical inactivity, polypharmacy, smoking, vision problems, social isolation and loneliness.

Promoting healthy ageing offers a chance to avoid or postpone the onset of frailty. In support of this there is a range of resources available from various organisations including: