It is time to plan to attend the free Successful Aging
Expo at the Orange County Convention Center on Sunday, February 18th from 9am to 4pm.
Close relationships can contribute to successful aging
, and healthy interpersonal interactions can protect against the declines associated with older adulthood.
High, usual and impaired functioning in community-dwelling older men and women: findings from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging
. J Clin Epidemiol.
The study's results indicate that greater resilience, lower depression, better physical health, and older age are primary factors associated with successful aging
. However, more research is needed to determine whether increasing resilience or reducing depression actually produces more positive SRSA scores.
As described, the existing literature on successful aging
and lifestyle factors, as well as the domain and terminology included in the Framework, contributed to the conceptualization and formation of the 56-item HELP (Hwang, 2010a).
These characteristics included age, weight, self-rated health, self-rated healthiness of diet, use of prescription medication, and self-assessment of successful aging
Subjects were categorized as having undergone successful aging
, cardiovascular disease, noncardiovascular death, or normal aging over a 10-year follow up beginning in 1997-1999.
Volunteering has also been cited as a predictor of successful aging
for older adults (Pruchno, Wilson-Genderson, Rose, & Cartwright, 2010).
"A number of strategies--such as staying socially involved and adopting a healthy lifestyle--have been shown to increase the chances of living a long and productive life," says Ann Webster, PhD, Director of the highly regarded Program for Successful Aging
at MGH's Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) for Mind Body Medicine.
LOS ANGELES--Most older adults have sleep-related complaints, and most use some form of sleep aid, according to findings from the Successful Aging
A study of 1,006 adults between ages 50 and 99, conducted by researchers from UC San Diego School of Medicine and Stanford University, showed that resilience and depression are significant factors in how people self-rate successful aging
. Participants used a 10-point scale to self-rate.