Aging is characterized by the decline and deterioration of functional cells and results in a wide variety of molecular damages and reduced physical and mental capacity. The knowledge on aging process is important because life expectancy is expected to rise until 2050. Aging cannot be considered a homogeneous process and includes different trajectories characterized by states of fitness, frailty, and disability. Frailty is a dynamic condition put between a normal functional state and disability, with reduced capacity to cope with stressors. This geriatric syndrome affects physical, neuropsychological, and social domains and is driven by emotional and spiritual components. Sarcopenia is considered one of the determinants and the biological substrates of physical frailty. Physical and cognitive frailty are separately approached during daily clinical practice. The concept of motoric cognitive syndrome has partially changed this scenario, opening interesting windows toward future approaches. Thus, the purpose of this manuscript is to provide an excursus on current clinical practice, enforced by aneddoctical cases. The analysis of the current state of the art seems to support the urgent need of comprehensive organizational model incorporating physical and cognitive spheres in the same umbrella.

Comprehensive Model for Physical and Cognitive Frailty: Current Organization and Unmet Needs / Lauretani, F.; Longobucco, Y.; Ferrari Pellegrini, F.; De Iorio, A. M.; Fazio, C.; Federici, R.; Gallini, E.; La Porta, U.; Ravazzoni, G.; Roberti, M. F.; Salvi, M.; Zucchini, I.; Pela, G.; Maggio, M.. - In: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1664-1078. - 11:(2020), p. 569629. [10.3389/fpsyg.2020.569629]

Comprehensive Model for Physical and Cognitive Frailty: Current Organization and Unmet Needs

Lauretani F.;Longobucco Y.;Ferrari Pellegrini F.;Fazio C.;Federici R.;Gallini E.;La Porta U.;Ravazzoni G.;Salvi M.;Zucchini I.;Pela G.;Maggio M.
2020-01-01

Abstract

Aging is characterized by the decline and deterioration of functional cells and results in a wide variety of molecular damages and reduced physical and mental capacity. The knowledge on aging process is important because life expectancy is expected to rise until 2050. Aging cannot be considered a homogeneous process and includes different trajectories characterized by states of fitness, frailty, and disability. Frailty is a dynamic condition put between a normal functional state and disability, with reduced capacity to cope with stressors. This geriatric syndrome affects physical, neuropsychological, and social domains and is driven by emotional and spiritual components. Sarcopenia is considered one of the determinants and the biological substrates of physical frailty. Physical and cognitive frailty are separately approached during daily clinical practice. The concept of motoric cognitive syndrome has partially changed this scenario, opening interesting windows toward future approaches. Thus, the purpose of this manuscript is to provide an excursus on current clinical practice, enforced by aneddoctical cases. The analysis of the current state of the art seems to support the urgent need of comprehensive organizational model incorporating physical and cognitive spheres in the same umbrella.
Comprehensive Model for Physical and Cognitive Frailty: Current Organization and Unmet Needs / Lauretani, F.; Longobucco, Y.; Ferrari Pellegrini, F.; De Iorio, A. M.; Fazio, C.; Federici, R.; Gallini, E.; La Porta, U.; Ravazzoni, G.; Roberti, M. F.; Salvi, M.; Zucchini, I.; Pela, G.; Maggio, M.. - In: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1664-1078. - 11:(2020), p. 569629. [10.3389/fpsyg.2020.569629]
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