Understanding the needs of people with cognitive and physical frailty - Alison Ellwood

Study Overview

Individuals with co-existent physical frailty and cognitive impairment, without a diagnosis of dementia may be classified as cognitively frail. Cognitive frailty is a relatively new construct; the operational definition is still evolving. However, evidence suggests those who experience co-existent physical frailty and cognitive impairment experience more severe adverse health outcomes than those with physical frailty alone. Therefore, it is important to better understand the experiences of those with cognitive frailty. This PhD is aiming to understand more of the experiences of people with cognitive frailty and establish an understanding of the specific current, and future anticipated, needs of these people to promote healthier ageing and improve quality of life.

Alison is based within the Centre of Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford and the Wolfson Centre of Applied Health Research Bradford

Supervisors:

Dr Catherine Quinn, Centre of Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford

https://www.bradford.ac.uk/staff/cquinn1

Prof Gail Mountain, Centre of Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford

https://www.bradford.ac.uk/staff/gmountain

Dr Elizabeth Teale, Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, Bradford Institute for Health Research, University of Leeds

https://www.bradfordresearch.nhs.uk/our-research-teams/academic-unit-for-ageing-and-stroke-research/our-team/elizabeth-teale/