The major causes of functional dependency -F.Forett- (Chap 5 – “The major causes of functional dependency” p 139-148- in the book “Prevention of functional dependency”- Publisher : Wolters Kluwer/Lippincopt, Williams & Wilkins)
31st August 2008
Françoise Forette, CEO of ILC-France, explores the concept of functional dependency and its link with the increase of longevity.
Dependency is primarily due to age-related diseases. The second cause of dependency is considered to be “frailty”. The third of these causes is inactivity or, more generally, lifestyle.