The phrase “successful aging” has grown in popularity over the past few decades at some point in life, people become concerned about aging and want to know what to expect, what to avoid and. Planning for successful aging at mid-life we baby boomers are pretty competitive, so we are eager to prove we can age well posted oct 19, 2012. The gerontologist also contains articles examining successful aging across cultures it reports that young, middle-aged, and older lay persons from the us and germany have quite similar concepts of successful aging, which they view in far more multidimensional terms than do established scientific theories.
We conducted a systematic literature review using the following criteria: journal articles retrieved in the abstracts in social gerontology, published 1987–2013, successful aging/ageing in the title or text (n = 453), a critique of successful aging models as a key component of the articlesixty-seven articles met the criteria. Many scholars now critique successful aging terminology nonetheless, there is incomplete analysis of the political motivations behind the development of and/or effects of widespread use of these terms this article suggests that analysis of the people who developed the terms and the settings within. Journal of aging research is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies on all aspects of gerontology and geriatric medicine.
In the article you provided, it states that early ideas about successful aging grew out of two conflicting theories: disengagement theory and activity theory the disengagement theory proposes that successful aging requires a withdrawal from activities and social interaction, activity theory suggests the opposite. In a recent review of the research literature on successful aging, dilip jeste and colleagues reported that they had found 28 research studies meeting their research standards and within these studies, they found 29 definitions of successful aging. Making aging positive and health to proactively address how we build a successful aging society from multiple perspectives we also want to engage the public in this dialogue. In more advanced old age, successful aging undoubtedly requires flexibility and adaptation in response to changes in health and functioning and the social losses that are so common. Recently published articles from journal of aging studies.
Theory of successful aging internal criticism adequacy: the flood’s theory of successful aging (flood, 2005) was developed to addresses a nursing theory for care of the older adult regarding to the lack of nursing theory that offers clearly delineated guidelines for care of aging. Activity and disengagement theories of aging were the first to use social science data to explain why some individuals, or groups, are more adaptive or “successful” in meeting the multiple and inevitable challenges of aging than other persons. Successful aging is defined as an individual's perceived favorable outcome in adapting to the cumulative physiologic and functional changes associated with the passage of time, while experiencing spiritual connectedness and a sense of meaning or purpose in life. A popular way to describe what i’m talking about is the phrase “successful aging,” which is usually contrasted with “normal” or “usual” aging one description of successful aging involves “freedom from disability and disease, high cognitive and physical functioning, and social productivity and engagement.
The journal emphasizes innovations and critique - new directions in general - regardless of theoretical or methodological orientation or academic discipline critical, empirical, or theoretical contributions are welcome the most downloaded articles from journal of aging studies in the last 90 days. Only 9 studies provide multidimensional concepts to define healthy aging and, of the 9 studies, 4 articles use a concept of successful aging proposed by rowe and kahn, consisting of avoidance of diseases, maintenance of physical and cognitive function, and active social engagements (3. Successful aging is an important concept, and one that has been the subject of much research during the last 15 years, the emphasis of this research has shifted from formulating criteria for successful aging to describing the processes involved in successful aging. Background successful aging in old age is important however, the determinants of successful aging vary across populations due to cultural differences, and only a limited number of studies have addressed these determinants in taiwan population.