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Rehabilitation and physical activity 

Rehabilitation and physical activity
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Rehabilitation and physical activity
Author(s):

Chris Turnbull

and Steve Iliffe

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199546589.003.0027
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date: 23 October 2019

Chapter 27 discusses the need for rehabilitation and physical activity to combat the complex array of disability comprising physical, psychological and social problems commonly manifesting in older people. In addition their functioning can easily deteriorate to a level where they are no longer able to undertake the essential basic activities of daily living. This inability to function independently often first becomes manifest following an acute illness or accident or sometimes following a social crisis.

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