Frailty may predict dementia risk

Frailty can make elder people more susceptible to Alzheimer’s dementia, says a recent study. It says that frailty may be considered in clinical care and management of the age-related disease.

The study, suggests that adults with higher levels of frailty were more likely to have both Alzheimer’s disease-related brain changes and symptoms of dementia.

“By reducing an individual’s physiological reserve, frailty could trigger the clinical expression of dementia when it might remain asymptomatic in someone who is not frail,” said Kenneth Rockwood Professor at the Dalhousie University.