Frailty and cognition

M. Houles , M. Canevelli , G. Abellan Van Kan , P.J. Ousset , M. Cesari & B.Vellas
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...
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