The study of frailty has grown exponentially over the past 20 years, and our understanding of the causes of and treatments for frailty continue to evolve. Below you will find resources for learning more about frailty and how to detect frailty. Links to important societies and foundations that support the study of frailty, and many areas of aging-related research, are also provided.
News/Opportunities and Events:
Featured Videos & Seminars:
Dr. Jeremy Walston and Dr. Karen Bandeen-Roche, Frailty Science’s co-PIs, joined other influential researchers and thought leaders around the world in aging and frailty to create an 11-month Frailty Seminar Series that started in September, 2021.
The Frailty Seminar Series is sponsored by the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) VA Program, and the lead organizer is Dr. Jorge Ruiz from the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
Here are the remaining seminars to be presented:
- June 8: Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease and Frailty, Cristina Alonso-Bouzón, MD, PhD, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Spain
- July 13: Osteosarcopenia and Frailty, Gustavo Duque, MD, PhD, Melbourne Medical School, Australia
All seminars are on 2nd Wednesdays of the month from Noon to 1pm ET.
Register for one session or all of the remaining Frailty Seminar Series meetings here!
Below are links to recordings of past seminars:
- Physical Frailty: A Biological Marker of Aging? – Dr. John E. Morley (Sept. 15, 2021)
- Frailty as an Outcome of Clinical Trials – Drs. Matteo Cesari, Kenneth Rockwood & Jeremy Walston (Oct. 13, 2021)
- Cardiovascular Disease and Frailty – Dr. Jonathan Afilalo (Nov. 10, 2021)
- Frailty and Vaccine Effectiveness and Response to Infections – Dr. Melissa Andrew (Dec. 8, 2021)
- Frailty Indexes based on Electronic Health Record Data – Drs. Andrew Clegg, Ariela Orkaby, & Nicholas Pajewski (Jan. 12, 2022)
- Progression of Physical Frailty and the Risk of All-Cause Mortality – Dr. Karen Bandeen-Roche (Feb. 9, 2022)
- ViviFrail: Exercise for Older Adults with Frailty – Dr. Mikel Izquierdo (Mar. 9, 2022)
- Lifestyle, Hormonal, and Anabolic Interventions to Ameliorate Frailty– Dr. Dennis Villareal (April 13, 2022)
- New Insights on Frailty – Dr. Roman Romero-Ortuño (May 11, 2022)
Resources For Assessing Frailty:
- Guidance on Selecting a Frailty Assessment Instrument
- Definition Sheets for Selected Frailty Instruments
Hopkins Frailty Assessment Calculator:
- A standardized, evidenced-based method to assess physical frailty across clinical and research settings
Frailty & Multisystem Dysregulation Working Group:
This working group meets twice monthly to engage in scientific discussion, project planning, manuscript development, and funding strategies related to frailty science. Researchers and clinicians from multiple disciplines at Johns Hopkins and beyond convene to envision, develop, and advance research. Please contact us for more information.
- Frailty as an Outcome in Clinical Trials (October 2021)
- Presentation on Biomarkers and the Biology of Frailty
- Healthy Today, Frail Tomorrow
- Frailty and Cognition: One Syndrome?
- Frailty in Aging Adults: Screening and Management Approaches
- American Association for Retired Persons: AARP is a national organization focused on empowering people to choose how they want to live as they age.
- American Federation for Aging Research: AFAR is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research.
- American Geriatrics Society: AGS is a national nonprofit organization whose goal is to improve the health, independence, and quality of life amongst the elderly population.
- American Society On Aging: The ASA is focused on improving and developing the skills of individuals who work with the elderly population.
- Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research Coordinating Center: Clin-STAR CC seeks to establish a national platform to organize activities and provide resources for the cultivation, connection, and synergy of clinician-scientists in aging research from disparate specialties across the US.
- Gerontological Society of America: The GSA seeks to advance the scientific and scholarly study of aging and to promote human welfare by the encouragement of gerontology in all its areas.
- National Council on Aging: NCOA is a national organization working on improving the health, dignity, and self-determination of the elderly.
- International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research: ICFSR is an international congress focused on frailty and sarcopenia research with the purpose of improving the quality of life amongst the elderly, and promoting healthy aging and individuality to the elderly population.
- Global Aging Research Network: GARN is an international association dedicated to the sciences, as well as behavioral, biological, and clinical gerontology.
- World Health Organization: WHO is an international organization focused on public health which seeks to improve health amongst disadvantaged populations.