Welcome to CFIN

Harnessing knowledge of lifespan biological, health, environmental and psychosocial mechanisms of cognitive frailty for integrated interventions

The primary aim of the Cognitive Frailty Interdisciplinary Network (CFIN) is to promote collaborative, multidisciplinary research that moves along the pathway from basic laboratory studies through to having a real impact on lives.

The focus is on research that addresses the challenge of alleviating the development of age-related cognitive frailty and related reduced healthspan, (years, or proportion of one’s life spent in good health) and poor quality of life. Cognitive frailty is defined as a variable condition characterised by simultaneous presence of physical frailty and age-related cognitive impairment, but the exclusion of existing dementia.

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CFIN Webinar: Multidisciplinary research on cognitive frailty – REGISTRATION OPEN!

May 22, 2024

CFIN Webinar: Multidisciplinary research on cognitive frailty – REGISTRATION OPEN!

Cognitive Frailty Interdisciplinary Network Webinar: Multidisciplinary research on cognitive frailty Date and time: 31 May (Friday) 2024, 2-4 pm (BST) Location: MS Teams CFIN is pleased to invite you to a webinar exploring multidisciplinary research in ageing and cognitive frailty.  Join our panel of experts as they discuss their different approaches to research on cognitive […]

REGISTRATION OPEN! – CFIN Conference and Sandpit Event – 24-25 June 2024

April 8, 2024

REGISTRATION OPEN! – CFIN Conference and Sandpit Event – 24-25 June 2024

We would like to invite you to the second Cognitive Frailty Interdisciplinary Network conference, which will be held at Lancaster University Health Innovation campus in June 2024. Join us to develop CFIN activities to increase understanding of cognitive frailty and interventions to target population health improvement across the lifespan. The conference will be held in […]

In preprint: Understanding exogenous factors and biological mechanisms for cognitive frailty: a multidisciplinary scoping review

January 30, 2024

In preprint: Understanding exogenous factors and biological mechanisms for cognitive frailty: a multidisciplinary scoping review

The scoping review on exogenous factors and biological mechanisms for cognitive frailty is currently in preprint! The multidisciplinary scoping review including 206 papers was a huge amount of work for the  CFIN Team led by Carol Holland (network PI), so we are really excited to share our findings and gap analysis with the world. Understanding […]

Green spaces and the impact on cognitive frailty: a scoping review

January 15, 2024

Green spaces and the impact on cognitive frailty: a scoping review

Congratulation for Sally Fowler-Davis, network Co-I  and her team for publishing her scoping review on the effects of green spaces on cognitive frailty! Green spaces and the impact on cognitive frailty: a scoping review Sally Fowler Davis, Charlotte Benkowitz, Lucie Nield, and Chris Dayson Doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1278542 Read the full article here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1278542/full Abstract Some literature […]