A dominant focus of research in Geriatric Medicine has been on the prevention of the types of disability that are common in older persons. This research is important, because if it is successful it will lead to more years of independent living in which seniors do not need the help of caregivers or care in nursing homes.
- Adaptation: The ability to overcome physical limitations through assistive devices or behavioral modifications
- Social well being: Positive relationships with family and friends, not feeling like you are a burden, and avoiding interpersonal conflicts
- Psychological well being: Maintaining a positive attitude and the absence of depression or anxiety
- Spiritual and religious well being: Faith in God, a sense of inner peace, and finding meaning in your daily activities
by: Ken Covinsky (@geri_doc)