Sarcopenia and frailty in individuals with dementia: A systematic review

Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics

Fecha de publicación: January-February 2021


Autores: Samantha J.Waite, StuartMaitland, AlanThoma, Alison J.Yarnall

Background: Population aging has resulted in an increase in age-related conditions. Sarcopenia, the progressive loss of muscle mass and strength, and frailty, vulnerability to poor resolution of homeostasis after a stressor, are common causes of functional decline in older individuals. There is a paucity of work on how they interrelate with dementia. The objective of this review was to examine the literature on sarcopenia and frailty in dementia.

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