Associate Professor University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Arvada, Colorado
The Neurodegenerative Diseases and Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group are excited to invite you to our 2020 ACRM Lecture Luncheon Symposium titled: Frailty: A common theme and opportunity in multiple sclerosis and geriatric rehabilitation. Dr. Jonathan Bean will summarize the preeminent conceptual models of frailty within geriatric care and how they relate to conceptual models of disablement guiding rehabilitative care. Evidence for exercise and new opportunities for innovations in rehabilitative care and research targeting frailty outcomes will be identified. Dr. Deborah Backus will discuss variables associated with risk of frailty in people with MS and suggest evidence-based approaches to preventing this slow and steady decline in function in people with MS, the role of exercise and rehabilitation strategies for optimizing health and function in people with MS, with specific focus on the meaningfulness of a trial evaluating comparative effectiveness of modes of delivery of an exercise program for people with MS.
Define frailty and discuss how these concepts overlap or diverge in the multiple sclerosis (MS) and geriatric populations.
Discuss the rationale and importance for considering frailty and progressive functional decline in rehabilitation of people who are aging and/or are experiencing progression of disability due to MS.
Describe the opportunities for rehabilitation medicine to improve care and prevent or slow frailty and progressive dwindling in the MS and geriatric populations.