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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 frailtyscience.org for state-of-the-art information on frailty-related science and how it might impact health and wellness for older adults.

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

Recently, I asked Dr. Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work and Director of the Goldsen Institute, to share her thoughts about frailty in older LGBTQ+ adults. Dr. Fredriksen-Goldsen is a pioneer in research on LGBTQ+ aging.  She led the nation’s first federally-funded longitudinal study of the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people over the age of 50, “Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study.” When I brought up the topic of frailty-specific insights in this population, Dr. Fredriksen-Goldsen noted that frailty was a significant problem for LGBTQ+ older adults:  Continue Reading

 

 

 
Mara McAdams DeMarco, PhD
Faculty and Associate Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery
New York University Grossman School of Medicine

For the ninth episode of the Fighting Frailty Podcast, our host, Ramana Kolady, speaks with Dr. Mara McAdams-DeMarco about end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in older adults, and her innovative work on the associations between frailty, cognition, and ESRD. Dr. McAdams-DeMarco shares her insights on this exciting area of research, including future opportunities to improve the health of older ESRD patients. The Fighting Frailty Podcast is developed and sponsored by FrailtyScience.org.  Listen now

 

 

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