About Us

The CIBERFES, the CIBER’s thematic area for Frailty and Healthy Ageing, was set up in late 2016 with the aim of understanding, assessing and as far as possible palliating frailty and its main consequence, incapacity, as this is suffered by many older people.

It has twenty research groups working on the study of the biological mechanisms of healthy ageing and the processes leading to frailty and incapacity; the use of cohorts for studying the interaction between chronic disease, ageing and functional deterioration; preventive and therapeutic interventions in frailty and functional deterioration and models of care.