The “White Book on Frailty”, endorsed by the International Association on Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) / Global Aging Research Network (GARN), aims to promote preventive interventions against disability and to provide information on how to adequately implement frailty into everyday clinical practice. To this effect, it highlights current knowledge on the identification of target population, the assessment of frail old adult, and the development of tailored intervention programs. We now know that early detection and intervention is critical to addressing frailty at home, in the community and in hospital settings.

We are happy to provide a link to the “White Book on Frailty” in open access for general consultation in:

  1. English: http://www.garn-network.org/documents/WHITEBOOKONFRAILTY-USVERSION.pdf
  2. Chinese: http://www.garn-network.org/documents/WHITEBOOKONFRAILTY-Chinesefinalversion.pdf
  3. French: http://www.garn-network.org/documents/WHITEBOOKONFRAILTY-frenchversion_001.pdf

We take this opportunity to forward you a link of the “Frailty” video, that was recently edited by the GARN Network, under the auspices of the IAGG:

The film can be disseminated free of charge via any type of screen: social networks, websites, local TVs, or during events dedicated to old people. We also invite you to target networks, colleagues, local authorities and all those whose work to prevent dependency of older people.

You will also find these tools on the IAGG GARN website (http://www.garn-network.org), so please feel free to disseminate them to your convenience. We thus hope to encourage healthcare professionals to develop actions at a local, regional, national and international level for the benefit of elder people. We thank you for helping us raise awareness on Frailty and its outcomes.