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Cognitive Frailty

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past decade, there has been a phenomenal expansion of basic and translational clinical research on frailty in older persons. Frailty is recognized as a state of diminished functional reserve due to multisystem physiological dysregulations. It is therefore a complex, heterogeneous syndrome with multiple dimensions that include physical, cognitive, and psychosocial components. In particular, the recent construct of cognitive frailty as a syndrome with evidence of both physical frailty and cognitive impairment has gained considerable interest and attention. It is clear, however, that while this emerging concept is being clarified and refined, much research is needed to advance understanding of the underlying processes and translational potential for clinical use. This special inaugural themed issue of Advances in Geriatric Medicine and Research aims to provide a series of articles covering all aspects of Cognitive Frailty. We are welcoming submissions of both original research articles and review articles on this topic.

Professor Tze Pin Ng

Guest Editor


Cognitive impairment





Submission Deadline: 15 July 2019

Online Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online through Hapres Online Submission System. Please visit Guide for Authors before submitting a manuscript. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper as soon as it is ready and don’t need to wait until the deadline. Submissions will be sent to peer-review in order of arrival. Accepted papers will be published continuously in Advances in Geriatric Medicine and Research and then gathered together on the special issue webpage. We welcome Research articles, Review papers and Short Communications. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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Guest Editor

  • Professor Tze Pin Ng

    National University of Singapore

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