What are the three components of successful aging?

We define successful aging as including three main components: low probability of disease and disease-related disability, high cognitive and physi- cal functional capacity, and active engagement with life. All three terms are relative and the relationship among them (as seen in Figure 1) is to some extent hierarchical.

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Then, what are some characteristics of successful agers?

Theoretical definitions

  • Life expectancy.
  • Life satisfaction and wellbeing (includes happiness and contentment)
  • Mental and psychological health, cognitive function.
  • Personal growth, learning new things.
  • Physical health and functioning, independent functioning.
Also question is, how do you achieve successful aging? Rowe and Kahn stated that successful aging involved three main factors: (1) being free of disability or disease, (2) having high cognitive and physical abilities, and (3) interacting with others in meaningful ways.

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