Neuromuscular aging and frailty
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The aging process is accompanied by gradual declines in physical and cognitive function. The majority of neuromuscular research has only approached the changes that occur from a chronological aging perspective. The way in which individuals age, however, is not necessarily accounted for in chronological years. Additional factors such as comorbidities, the development of disability, and frailty status play a role in determining successful vs. unsuccessful aging. It is the overall intention of this dissertation to assess aspects of neuromuscular aging within the context of physical frailty and ...