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The Latest Updates from Frailty Science

Whether you are a researcher, clinician, student, policy maker, advocate, older adult, or caregiver—we hope you will find something interesting or useful on our site. We aim to provide a gateway to information for those seeking to learn more about frailty, vulnerability and resiliency in older adults. Below are the latest updates to the site.  Please visit for state-of-the-art information on frailty-related science and how it might impact health and wellness for older adults.

David L. Roth, PhD
Director, Center on Aging and Health
Professor of Medicine

It is estimated that somewhere between 18 million and 53 million Americans provide care to an older adult with a disability who needs some type of help with basic living needs. This care can include help with grooming, bathing, or dressing; assistance with mobility or preparing meals, or help with managing finances or medical appointments. Most older adults with dementia, limited physical capabilities, or major sensory problems depend on family members or close friends for this kind help on a regular basis. Continue Reading

Endowed Professor of Nursing Leadership and Innovation
Director | Center for Infectious Disease and Nursing Innovation
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Adult Nurse Practitioner | Infectious Diseases Johns Hopkins Medicine
Clinical Core Co-Director | JHU Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

The average age of people living with HIV in most care settings in the United States is 50 years of age or older. For many in this group, a diagnosis of HIV may have occurred decades ago and was accompanied, at the time, with the almost certain fate of disability and eventual death. Continue Reading

Anthony L. Teano, MLA
Communications Specialist
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Jeremy Walston and Dr. Karen Bandeen-Roche, Frailty Science’s co-PIs, are participating in a novel Frailty Seminar Series along with other influential aging and frailty researchers from around the world over the coming several months. The highly-informative Frailty Seminar Series is an 11-month program aimed at promoting scientific exchanging and sharing evidence-based practices and research advances about all aspects of frailty around the globe. Continue Reading

News & Announcements

Call for Papers: BMC Geriatrics has announced a call for a collection of papers focused on frailty research: Manuscript categories include: Epidemiology and Measurement; Frailty Biology; Frailty and Clinical Care; and Interdisciplinary Topics. You can read more about this opportunity for advancing the visibility of frailty research here.


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