Cognitive frailty increases the risk of falls in older people

Takeaway

  • Older people with frailty combined with cognitive impairment are at greater risk of falls.

Why this matters

    Falling represents a major public health burden among older people. These data support earlier evidence that cognitive frailty is associated with falls and extend the findings to link two or more falls at baseline to be risk factors for future falls. Early screening of cognitive frailty could identify those at risk of falling and allow for the implementation of preventative measures.