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Senior Fights Frailty with Support, Attitude and Grit
Date:2/18/2010

At age 85, Ruth Sharp-Doyle of Omaha struggles with mobility problems caused by a bad back and knees, and aggravated by arthritis. "I just can't do much anymore," she notes. But the evidence would indicate otherwise. Sharp-Doyle has tapped into all the tools that researchers say she needs to fight the effects of aging.

Omaha, NE (PRWEB) February 18, 2010 -- At age 85, Ruth Sharp-Doyle of Omaha struggles with mobility problems caused by a bad back and knees, and aggravated by arthritis. "I just can't do much anymore," she notes.

The evidence would indicate otherwise.

On any given week it's difficult to find Sharp-Doyle even at home. She may be at the library, the hairdresser or engaged in one of her preferred pastimes - shopping. If she is home, the retired teacher and school principal might be watching her favorite teams - the Atlanta Braves or the Nebraska Cornhuskers - with former colleagues, or baking her mother-in-law's famous shortbread recipe or reading a book. (She's been known to read six books in five days.)

Sharp-Doyle has tapped into all the tools that researchers say she needs to fight the effects of aging: a little assistance, a positive attitude and sheer grit. "Some days I don't feel so good, but I push through," she explained. "Tylenol® makes it work. And I must have a positive attitude," she added. "If you don't, what's the alternative? You have to enjoy what you have."

Sharp-Doyle is battling one of seniors' biggest enemies - frailty.    Medical professionals describe frailty as a syndrome of weakness, fatigue and decline in physical activity that may be triggered by hormonal or inflammatory changes
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