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Physical frailty, cognitive impairment, and the risk of neurocognitive disorder in the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Studies

The independent and combined effects of physical and cognitive domains of frailty in predicting the development of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia are not firmly established. This study by Feng et al. included cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of physical frailty (Cardiovascular Health Study criteria), cognitive impairment (Mini-Mental State Examination [MMSE]), and neurocognitive disorder (DSM-5 criteria) among 1,575 community-living Chinese older adults from the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Studies.

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Brain hyperintensity location determines outcome in the triad of impaired cognition, physical health and depressive symptoms: A cohort study in late life

Brain hyperintensities, detectable with MRI, increase with age. They are associated with a triad of impairment in cognitive ability, depression and physical health. Murray et al. tested the hypothesis that the association between hyperintensities and cognitive ability, physical health and depressive symptoms depends on lesion location.

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Looking for frailty in community-dwelling older persons: the Gérontopôle Frailty Screening Tool (GFST)

Identification of frail patients before their vulnerability is made evident by the onset of a major clinical event is one of the major challenges in implementing frailty into clinical practice. General practitioners play a key role in this context. Due to an often busy practice, they need to be supported, for example by the provision of user-friendly and time-efficient screening tools.

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Frailty develops as a consequence of age-related decline in many physiological systems. Between a quarter and half of people older than 85 years are estimated to be frail, and these people have a substantially increased risk of falls, disability, long-term care, and death.
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ICFSR 2017 April 27-28, 2017
The International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR 2017) will be held Thursday-Friday April 27-28, 2017 at the Hotel Crowne Plaza, Barcelona, Spain.
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