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Table 1 Definitions of successful aging

From: Mental health in the aged: prevalence, covariates and related neuroendocrine, cardiovascular and inflammatory factors of successful aging

Successful Aging Approach Definition References
Biomedical Absence of multi-morbidity [6]
Psycho-Cognitive Absence of depression, absence of anxiety, no cognitive impairment, regular functioning, quality of life, resilience [3, 12, 14, 38]
Lay View Approach Presence of well-being, good self perceived health [8, 12]
Combined Approach Optimal functioning [6, 12]