Postal screening can identify frailty and predict poor outcomes in older adults: longitudinal data from INTER-FRAIL study
Mossello E, Profili F, Di Bari M, et al.
Age Ageing 2016; July 2016
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Establishment of ICD-10-CM Code for Sarcopenia
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The WHO integrated care for older people (ICOPE) Guidelines on community-level interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity providing guidance on evidence-based interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity in older age is now available. They cover...
Dr. Stephen Kritchevsky
Event: ICFSR2016, Philadelphia, USA
Length: 29 min
Introducing the 11th video presentation from the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research In Philadelphia, 2016. Stephen B. Kritchevsky presenting: What about Fat? Sarcopenia and Frailty in the Obesity era. read more…
A self-reported screening tool for detecting community-dwelling older persons with frailty syndrome in the absence of mobility disability: the FiND questionnaire
In order to foster the identification of non-disabled older persons living in the community, the authors designed the Frail non-Disabled (FiND) questionnaire, which consists of five questions: two are specifically aimed at identifying individuals with mobility disability, and three assess components of the frailty syndrome: weight loss, exhaustion and sedentary behaviour.
The prevalence and health consequences of frailty in a population-based older home care cohort: a comparison of different measures
Evaluating different approaches to identifying frail home care clients at risk for adverse health outcomes is an important but understudied area. Campitelli et al. aimed to determine the prevalence and correlates of frailty in a home care cohort.
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.
Prevalence of Sarcopenia in frail older adults: Results from the Frailty Day Hospital – Dr Gabor Abellan Van Kan
Dr. Gabor Abellan Van Kan
Event: ICFSR2016, Philadelphia, USA
Length: 15 min
Introducing the 10th video presentation from the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research In Philadelphia, 2016. Gabor Abellan Van Kan presenting: Prevalence of Sarcopenia in frail older adults – Results from the Frailty Day Hospital. read more…
Dr. Todd Manini
Event: ICFSR 2016, Philadelphia, USA
28 April, 2016
Length: 5 min
Introducing the 9th video presentation from the ICFSR (International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research) held in Philadelphia, 2016. Todd Manini from the Institute on Aging (Florida, USA) presents “Framing the Issue: What Defines Muscle Quality?” read more…
Frailty in the elderly 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 April 27-28, 2017. This conference on frailty in the elderly will be held at the Hotel Crowne Plaza, Barcelona, Spain.
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