Cognitive Frailty

Investigators and clinicians who care for older adults have also described a late-life syndrome with declines in memory and executive function and increasing social withdrawal, and have termed it mild cognitive impairment (Lopez et al., 2003). They have hypothesized an underlying biology that may be similar to the hypothesized biology that underlies physical or musculoskeletal frailty, including increased levels of inflammatory mediators (Golomb et al., 1995). Although no validated models of purely cognitive frailty have been published, physical frailty models may provide a framework for future development of models in this area, and models such as the Clinical Global Impression of Change that include cognitive and social status markers may provide evidence of an independent cognitive frailty syndrome (Studenski et al., 2004).

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Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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