One of the objectives of The Frailty Project is to increase epidemiological insights into developments in frailty during later life. In the September 2018 issue of the scientific journal Age and Ageing we have published on changes in frailty during later life.
Using data from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam over a period of 17 years, we describe frailty trajectories, and the extent to which changes are determined by socio-demographic characteristics. The results show that the degree of frailty increased with ageing, faster than the age-related increase previously observed in cross-sectional studies. See the publication for more information.
Hoogendijk, E.O., Rockwood, K., Theou, O., Armstrong, J.J., Onwuteaka-Philipsen, B.D., Deeg, D.J.H., & Huisman, M. (2018). Tracking changes in frailty throughout later life: results from a 17-year longitudinal study in the Netherlands. Age and Ageing, 47, 727-733. DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afy081