What does successful aging look like? In one of the more influential papers on the subject published in 1987, Rowe and Kahn describe successful aging as involving freedom from disease and disability. This definition has been adapted over time but is still being used today. Take a recent study published in CMAJ defining “successful aging” at 60 years of age or older as satisfying each of following criteria . . .
Rafael Romo, Alex Smith, and colleagues recently published a paper that further challenges the notion that “successful aging” is aging without disability.