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MacArthur Study of Successful Aging

  • By: Arun S. Karlamangla & Teresa E. Seeman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Health & Aging
  • Edited by: Kyriakos S. Markides
  • Subject:Health Care & Aging, Health Psychology

The MacArthur Study of Successful Aging was initiated in 1988 to study factors associated with “successful aging”; that is, living longer while avoiding major cognitive and physical disability. Participants were recruited on the basis of age (70 to 79 years only) ...

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