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.
Resources for Assessing Frailty:
- Frailty Assessment Instruments: Guidance on Selecting a Frailty 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
- Presentation on Biomarkers and the Biology of Frailty by Dr. Jeremy Walston
- 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.