Published: 21 November 2019
Author(s): Prof Giuseppe Bellelli, Martina Biotto, Alessandro Morandi, David Meagher, Matteo Cesari, Paolo Mazzola, Giorgio Annoni, Antonella Zambon

Frailty and delirium are two medical conditions of older people that have been described as geriatric giants (1). Frailty is characterized by a decrease of functional reserves due to a multisystemic physiological dysregulation. It results in an increased level of vulnerability to endogenous and exogenous stressors (2), and in an increased risk of negative health-related events.

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