Physical frailty is associated with incident mild cognitive impairment in community-based older persons.

@article{Boyle2010PhysicalFI,
  title={Physical frailty is associated with incident mild cognitive impairment in community-based older persons.},
  author={Patricia A. Boyle and Aron S Buchman and Robert Smith Wilson and S E Leurgans and David A. Bennett},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={248-55}
}
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that physical frailty is associated with risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). DESIGN Prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING Approximately 40 retirement communities across the Chicago metropolitan area. PARTICIPANTS More than 750 older persons without cognitive impairment at baseline. MEASUREMENTS Physical frailty, based on four components (grip strength, timed walk, body composition, and fatigue), was assessed at baseline, and cognitive… CONTINUE READING

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