Author(s): Woo J
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Abstract With increasing life expectancy in developed and developing countries, maintaining health and function in old age has become an important goal, including avoidance or optimal control of chronic diseases; maintenance or retarding the decline of physical and cognitive function; optimizing psychological health; and maintaining independent functioning in tasks related to self-care and societal interaction. This article discusses all of those, as well as other components of successful aging such as social network and socioeconomic status. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Med Clin North Am
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research