What is it about?
Older adults rank in the most at-risk segment of the population because the basal functional resilience, meant as the ability to cope with physical trauma and psychological stressors, is fading. Aging is physiologically associated with cognitive decline and impaired stress response, with spinal circuitry degeneration leading to progressive alterations of motor performance. This reduced resilience and cognitive impairment intimately coexist in the rampant -definitely endemics- frailty syndrome, which is known to be associated with disability, traumatic falls, and hospital admission
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Why is it important?
It is not surprising that when the new strain coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus of 2019) spilled out to infect humans found not only fertile ground -a population of old people- but also countries ready to choose treating people with more life expectancy.
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This page is a summary of: Consequences for the Elderly After COVID-19 Isolation: FEaR (Frail Elderly amid Restrictions), Frontiers in Psychology, September 2020, Frontiers, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.565052.
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Original study article
This is the paper that reported the original published article.
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