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A better understanding of the age-related frailty

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A total of 1100 participants of the Lc65+ cohort as well as 300 people among health professionals and actors of the “Aging and Health” politics of the canton of Vaud met on November 5, 2013 to attend the conference “Better understanding of the age-related frailty” held at Beaulieu Theatre in Lausanne.

The conference was introduced by Pierre-Yves Maillard, President of the State Council, and presented by Prof Brigitte Santos-Eggimann. It was an opportunity to present Lc65+ study results on the cohort health and socioeconomic status, memory and mobility outcomes as well as quality of life and treatments linked to aging. Results were also commented by a panel of personalities with respect to the “Aging and Health” politics and the different ongoing activities promoted by the canton of Vaud.

This event celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Lc65+ cohort. A special thanks goes to all participants for their precious contribution to this study, hoping their cooperation will last longer and longer.

To see Lc65+ study results presented during the conference (in French) please refer to : Lc65+ : Mieux comprendre la fragilisation liée à l'âge. A summary of the main speakers’ messages can be found in the 10th Cohort Letter (page 18).

Ecole-Atelier Rudra Béjart, directed by Michel Gascard, closed the conference with the ballet “Etudes”, guest star the pianist Mélodie Zhao supported by 13 musicians.


Lc65+ study

The Lausanne cohort 65+ (Lc65+) study is a research platform that aims to gain new knowledge on frailty in the general population from the age of 65 years onwards. Manifestations of frailty, medical and psycho-social risk factors, and the effects of frailty on health, functional status, and use of health services are central to the research conducted in the Lc65+ project.