FRAILTY AND COGNITION
M. Houles, M. Canevelli, G. Abellan van Kan, P.J. Ousset, M. Cesari, B.Vellas
J Frailty Aging 2012;1(2):56-63
Frailty is a common, heterogeneous, geriatric syndrome associated with adverse health events. Over the last years, a growing debate has emerged concerning the inclusion of cognitive impairment in the definition of frailty. In fact, cognitive impairment has been increasingly recognized as a potential contributor to the clinical vulnerability of older persons. This review presents key studies describing the interrelationships between cognition and frailty; in particular we examine the clinical relevance of cognitive impairment in the determination of the frailty syndrome.
M. Houles ; M. Canevelli ; G. Abellan van Kan ; P.J. Ousset ; M. Cesari ; B.Vellas (2012): Frailty and cognition. The Journal of Frailty and Aging (JFA). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jfa.2012.11