Journal article

Assistive technologies to overcome sarcopenia in ageing

Rachel A Scott, Michele L Callisaya, Gustavo Duque, Peter R Ebeling, David Scott

Maturitas | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Sarcopenia is an age-related decline in skeletal muscle mass and function that results in disability and loss of independence. It affects up to 30% of older adults. Exercise (particularly progressive resistance training) and nutrition are key strategies in preventing and reversing declines in muscle mass, strength and power during ageing, but many sarcopenic older adults fail to meet recommended levels of both physical activity and dietary nutrient intake. Assistive technology (AT) describes devices or systems used to maintain or improve physical functioning. These may help sarcopenic older adults to maintain independence, and also to achieve adequate physical activity and nutrition. There i..

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