A GP guide to minimising frailty

There are a number of strategies that can be adopted for managing older people

Australia's population is ageing, with the proportion of individuals aged 65 and older expected to increase from a current 16% to an estimated 19% of the population by 2031, and to a possible 25% in 2061.1

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The largest proportional growth expected is in those aged over 85.1

Understanding frailty is a key priority in maximising the health of this demographic.2

GPs play a crucial role in the recognition and management of frailty, as well as promoting healthy ageing through