4 December 2017

Expert videos: the long and short of sarcopenia


Sarcopenia, or the decline of skeletal muscle tissue with age, is one of the most important causes of functional decline and loss of independence in older adults.

The condition affects about 35% of the total population over the age of 65 and is expected to become more prevalent in Australia and New Zealand with the increasing age of our population.

In September and October Nutricia sponsored a Frailty and Sarcopenia educational roadshow with Professor Andrea Maier, to support healthcare professionals across Australia and New Zealand.

Andrea Maier is a Professor of Ageing and Gerontology and leads research groups at both the University of Melbourne in Australia and the VU University in The Netherlands. Professor Maier is the Divisional Director of Medicine and Community Care at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia and also finds time to give keynote presentations at multiple international conferences.

If you missed her session it’s here is her full presentation:

Or here’s the short, easygoing version, as seen recently on New Zealand breakfast TV:

For more information on this event you can contact Julie Lowe at [email protected]