Major issues related to frailty and aging

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Poursuite des entretiens/examens en 2021

Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer la poursuite des entretiens/examens de la Cohorte Lc65+ pour les personnes nées entre 1944 et 1948.

Toutes les mesures de protection définies par l’Office fédéral de la santé publique sont en place pour vous accueillir.

Pour les personnes nées entre 1934 et 1943, le suivi par questionnaire postal se poursuit comme d’habitude.


Major issues

related to frailty and aging


Among the various open questions raised by normal and pathological ageing, the Lc65+ cohort aims to contribute to answering the following:

Why do some individuals get frail but others remain robust until a very old age ?

What are the first manifestations of frailty? Can we detect frailty early ?

Is the frailty process perceived by older persons? Does frailty change their quality of life ?

Are there different ways to become frail? What parts do somatic and mental health disturbances play in the development of frailty ?

What factors influence the evolution of frailty and the development of its consequences? Are there modifiable factors that might help design interventions to prevent frailty and its consequences ?


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.