Measurement and management of sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is an age-related loss of muscle mass associated with frailty and decreased function. It is recognized with an ICD-10 code. Still the condition remains controversial as demonstrated by a critical appraisal by Danish reseachers published earlier this year in the BMJ: https://lnkd.in/eexpmJF8  Last year, we have published two papers…

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Frailty among the oldest old

Recently, we have published an article in Age and Ageing on frailty trajectories among the oldest old. In particular, the study investigated wheter frailty change is a better predictor of mortality than measuring frailty only once, using more intensive data (five assessments with 9-month intervals) and a more advanced statistical…

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Frailty among older immigrants and native Dutch

The final version of our paper “Inequalities in Frailty Among Older Turkish and Moroccan Immigrants and Native Dutch: Data from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam” has been published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (April, 2022). In this study, we investigated frailty among Turkish and Moroccan immigrants and…

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Explaining the frailty-mortality association

Recently, we have published a paper in Preventive Medicine Reports with data from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, in which we aimed to explain the association between frailty en mortality in older adults. We considered a broad range of lifestyle, social, psychological, cognitive and physical factors. In both older men…

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Predictors of frailty and vitality

In January 2021, we have published a new paper on frailty and vitality among older adults aged 75+, using data from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam. The paper, published in peer-reviewed journal Gerontology, was written by the postdoc on this project, Dr. Sascha de Breij. In this paper, we used…

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Frailty changes predict mortality

We contributed to an article of Erwin Stolz (Medical University of Graz, Austria) that was published last week in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A. The article describes a study on the effects of changes in frailty on mortality, making use of data from four longitudinal studies: the US Health…

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Frailty, loneliness and social isolation

In July 2020, our paper “Frailty Combined with Loneliness or Social Isolation: An Elevated Risk for Mortality in Later Life” was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In this paper we investigated the combined impact of physical frailty with loneliness or social isolation on mortality in older…

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InCHIANTI frailty index validation

Last month, we have published a paper on the validation of a frailty index (FI) in the InCHIANTI study in the journal Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. The paper was written in collaboration with Sari Stenholm, Luigi Ferrucci, Stefania Bandinelli, Marco Inzitari and Matteo Cesari. Because of its sensitivity, the…

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