Synergistic Effects of Physical and Psychological Stress Upon Immunesenescence
Janet Lord, The University of Birmingham
For the majority of older people in the UK old age is a positive experience in health terms. However for many, good health can be lost rapidly resulting in poor physical or mental health. Falls represent a major cause of ill health and loss of independence in older people. Furthermore, mortality associated with hip-fracture, a frequent consequence of falls, is very high, with 1 in 5 patients dying within a year of their hip-fracture.