How DASC-8 Predicts Your Golden Years: A Guide to Understanding Frailty and Longevity
Are you or a loved one over 65 and concerned about the risks of frailty or even mortality? A groundbreaking tool called DASC-8 could be your new crystal ball. This tool categorizes older adults into different risk levels and has been proven to accurately predict who is more likely to become frail, require nursing care, or face life-threatening conditions. What's more, it's not just about physical health; factors like mental well-being and social networks also play a crucial role. So, if you're in a higher-risk category, don't lose hope. There are multifaceted interventions, from exercise to nutritional counseling, that can help you stay robust.