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.

Latest News

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 […]

First SAAgeNet Meeting

January 15, 2024

First SAAgeNet Meeting

We were really exited to meet our partners from India and Malaysia at the first South Asian Ageing Network meeting and research symposium, that took place 8-10th January in Lancaster. Thank you for everyone who took part in the meeting and presented their research. We are looking forward to working with you in the future […]

A Scoping Review of the Effects of Ambient Air Quality on Cognitive Frailty

January 2, 2024

A Scoping Review of the Effects of Ambient Air Quality on Cognitive Frailty

Congratulation for Sally Fowler-Davis, network Co-I  and her team for publishing her scoping review on the effects of air quality on cognitive frailty. A Scoping Review of the Effects of Ambient Air Quality on Cognitive Frailty James Robert Hodgson, Charlotte Benkowitz, Brian C. Castellani, Amanda Ellison, Rammina Yassaie, Helen Twohig, Roshni Bhudia,Otto-Emil Ilmari Jutila and […]