Health and well-being in the young old and oldest old

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Health and well-being in the young old and oldest old
Journal
Journal of Social Issues
Author(s)
Smith J., Borchelt M., Maier H., Jopp D. S.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2002
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
58
Number
4
Pages
715-732
Language
english
Abstract
Notes that most individuals experience a decline in health status during old age. Paradoxically, there are proposals that older adults nevertheless maintain a positive sense of well-being, an indicator of successful aging. Data from the Berlin Aging Study (BASE), a locally representative sample of 516 men and women (aged 70-100+ yrs), suggest that cumulative health-related chronic life strains set a constraint on the potential of oldest old individuals to experience the positive side of life. The young old in BASE reported significantly higher positive subjective well-being than did the oldest old. Chronic illness and functional impairments limit well-being especially in very old age. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Keywords
Aging, Health, Well Being
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