They're hunting down your 1%.
It used to be just part of getting old. You slow down. You’re puffy going up the stairs, walking round the block. It doesn't mean you're checking out anytime soon. It's just the natural course of things.
Doctors should screen all adults over age 70 for frailty, a medical syndrome that affects 5 percent to 10 percent of people in this age group, according to a new consensus statement from six international medical organizations.This is Learning to Spot Frailty (Or, in other words, the
Frail seniors are tired, weak, thin and listless, with a reduced ability to bounce back from physical challenges and a greater risk of becoming disabled, dependent and dying earlier than others of their age. This was first identified as a condition worthy of attention in the medical community in the 1990s by Dr. Linda Fried, now dean of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
This is New York Times –
The Edmonton FRAIL Scale
This is Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine –
Frailty as a syndrome
Frailty: Are we able to identify the older adult who is frail? A discussion on methods and limitations’
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A report in Mail Online says: Patients in their 50s are three times more likely to be offered emergency treatment for heart attacks than those in their 80s.
This is not ageism; this is Communitarianism.
It was reported by the Mail Online on 13th March that our hospitals are dangerous and that the vulnerable and the elderly should not be treated there. No-one could reasonably disagree that hospitals have become very dangerous places. Isn't the sensible response to make our hospitals safe...?
This is all a tactical shift of emphasis. The frail and the fragile, the vulnerable and the elderly, are to be treated in the community for their own protection! What a clever ruse. What cunning... What a wheeze...!
Dave Cameron has installed Don Berwick as a guiding tsar to the NHS.
What, that Don Berwick, running for governorship for Massachusetts, Medicare Director under the Obama administration, cohort of Ezekiel "Zeke" Emanuel, promoter of Communitarian Healthcare, delaying or denying access to medical innovations if your Communitarian profile doesn't fit? That Don Berwick.
This is not ageism. It is the Communitarian healthcare promoted by Zeke and Don.
And it's going Stateside.