Longevity and Frailty

  • James R. Carey
  • Jean-Marie Robine
  • Jean Pierre Michel
  • Yves Christen
Conference proceedings

Part of the Research and Perspectives in Longevity book series (RPL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. James R. Carey, Nikos Papadopoulos
    Pages 1-15
  3. Donald K. Ingram, Rafael de Cabo, R. Michael Anson, Mary Ann Ottinger, Mark A. Lane, George S. Roth et al.
    Pages 39-56
  4. Lois M. Verbrugge
    Pages 67-81
  5. Luigi Ferrucci, Alessandro Ble, Stefania Bandinelli, B Gwen Windham, Eleanor M Simonsick
    Pages 91-98
  6. Eileen M. Crimmins, Caleb E. Finch
    Pages 99-106
  7. J.-P. Michel, S. Bonin-Guillaume, G. Gold, F. Herrmann
    Pages 119-124
  8. Jean-Marie Robine
    Pages 139-158
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 159-161

About these proceedings


Understanding the relationship between frailty and longevity becomes increasingly important as the world continues to age and life expectancy in most countries continues to increase. The articles contained in this book are the outcome of a colloquium sponsored by Fondation IPSEN in which interdisciplinary perspectives were brought to bear on conceptual, empirical and clinical aspects of this relationship. The result is a unique, innovative and timely blend of papers on topics ranging from frailty concepts in animal models and early Homo sapiens, to documentation of progress in morbidity compression, on the relationships between frailty and impairments and inflammation, and perspectives on long-term health care needs in an aging world.


Aging biology cognitive decline dementia depression frailty inflammation morbidity

Editors and affiliations

  • James R. Carey
    • 1
  • Jean-Marie Robine
    • 2
  • Jean Pierre Michel
    • 3
  • Yves Christen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.CRLC, Val d’AurelleINSERM Equipe Démographie et Santé Parc EuromédecineMontpellier Cedex 05France
  3. 3.Département de GériatrieHUGThonexSwitzerland
  4. 4.Fondation IPSENPour la Recherche ThérapeutiqueParis Cedex 16France

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