The Cognitive Frailty Interdisciplinary Network is looking for experts interested in Cognitive Frailty from a wide range of backgrounds: Biogerontologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, social scientists, health services researchers, practitioners in health and care, industry partners, policy organisations, charities, and the voices of older people.
What is the study about?
Understanding of the importance of the co-existence of cognitive impairment (no dementia) with frailty, known as cognitive frailty, is growing. Current evidence shows cognitive frailty increases risk of loss of independence, poorer quality of life and of eventually developing dementia, more so than either issue by itself, but also that sometimes this condition can be reversible or reduced. We have a growing understanding of both common ageing mechanisms that may influence the development of Cognitive Frailty, and also how one may lead to the other, but so far intervention pathways have focused on intervention for frailty or cognitive function alone.
The purpose of this study is to establish consensus from experts who were present at the CFIN conference in September 2022, other CFIN members and invited experts who may not yet be members of the network, on the targets and methods of potential interventions for cognitive frailty. We need your help to understand how best to design and offer interventions that would work and also be acceptable to older people.
For more information, you can download and read the Participant Information Sheet here:
CFIN Delphi Study Participant information sheet
How to participate?
If you are not a member of CFIN yet, please fill in the following questionnaire to join the network:
If you have already joined the network, you have received an invitation email already. If you’d like us to resend the email, please email email@example.com.
Email Nikolett Dravecz, CFIN Network Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.