Entries by Qian-Li Xue, PhD

Frailty and Cognitive Impairment: Time to Acknowledge and Embrace Heterogeneity

Frailty and cognitive impairment, two common geriatric conditions, are known to be associated with late-life vulnerability in older adults. An estimated 15% of non-nursing home older adults in the United States aged 65 and over are frail, and about 22% and 9% have mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Physical frailty and cognitive impairment often co-exist in older adults. However, there are sizeable subgroups who have one but not the other. Continue Reading