Introduction: some traits about this Handbook of Successful Aging Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros, Jean-Marie Robine and Athanase Benetos; 1. The concept of successful aging and related terms Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros; 2. The biomedical bases of successful aging Athanase Benetos; 3. Successful aging and the longevity revolution Jean-Marie Robine; Part I. Biomedical: 4. The connection between cellular senescence and age-related diseases Claire Falandry; 5. From inflamm-aging to immunosenescence Tamas Fulop, Jacek M. Witkowski, Alan A. Cohen, Gilles Dupuis, Katsuiku Hirokawa and Anis Larbi; 6. Telomere dynamics and aging related diseases Simon Toupance and Athanase Benetos; 7. Gene-lifestyle interactions in longevity Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen and Kaare Christensen; 8. Plasticity of the brain and cognition in older adults Kiyoka Kinugawa; 9. Arterial stiffness and blood pressure during the aging process Athanase Benetos, Magnus Back, Michel E. Safar and Harold Smulyan; 10. Prevention of frailty Bertrand Fougere and Matteo Cesari; 11. Preventive effects of physical activity in older people Timo E. Strandberg; 12. Nutrition and cognition Stany Perkisas and Maurits Vandewoude; 13. Nutrition, muscle function and mobility in older people Rebecca Diekmann and Juergen M. Bauer; 14. Gerontechnologies and successful aging Daniel Gillain, Sebastien Piccard, Christelle Boulanger and Jean Petermans; 15. Optimization of drug use in older people: a key factor for a successful aging Mirko Petrovic, Annemie Somers, Sophie Marien and Anne Spinewine; Part II. Psychosocial: 16. Bio-psycho-social bridge: the psychoneuroimmune system in successful aging Monica De la Fuente; 17. The adaptation process of aging Jana Nikitin and Alexandra M. Freund; 18. Behavioral health Marta Santacreu, Marcos Alonso Rodriguez and Maria Angeles Molina; 19. Effects of environmental enrichment and training across life span in cognition Maria Dolores Calero; 20. Wisdom: the royal road to personality growth Ute Kunzmann; 21. Emotions and successful aging Constanca Paul; 22. Personal control and successful aging Katherine E. Bercovitz, Christelle Ngnoumen and Ellen J. Langer; 23. Coping mechanisms through successful aging Maria Marquez-Gonzalez, Sheung-Tak Cheng and Andres Losada; 24. Spirituality and transcendence Andreas Kruse and Eric Schmitt; 25. Intergenerational family relationships and successful aging Ariela Lowenstein, Ruth Katz and Aviad Tur-Sinai; 26. Involvement with life and social networks: a pathway for successful aging Toni C. Antonucci and Noah J. Webster; 27. Defining 'success' in exceptional longevity Oscar Ribeiro and Lia Araujo; 28. Promoting successful aging: a psychosocial perspective Maria Giovanna Caprara and Neyda Ma. Mendoza-Ruvalcaba; 29. Promoting successful aging in the community Victor Manuel Mendoza-Nunez and Maria de la Luz Martinez-Maldonado; Part III. Socio-Demography: 30. The promise of active aging Alan Walker; 31. Linking the socio-physical environment to successful aging: from basic research to intervention to implementation science considerations Hans-Werner Wahl and Laura N. Gitlin; 32. The active aging index: measuring successful aging at population level Azghar Zaidi and Marge Unt; 33. Aging and capabilities Catherine Le Gales.
Recent studies show that more people than ever before are reaching old age in better health and enjoying that health for a longer time. This Handbook outlines the latest discoveries in the study of aging from bio-medicine, psychology, and socio-demography. It treats the study of aging as a multidisciplinary scientific subject, since it requires the interplay of broad disciplines, while offering high motivation, positive attitudes, and behaviors for aging well, and lifestyle changes that will help people to stay healthier across life span and in old age. Written by leading scholars from various academic disciplines, the chapters delve into the most topical aspects of aging today - including biological mechanisms of aging, aging with health, active and productive aging, aging with satisfaction, aging with respect, and aging with dignity. Aimed at health professionals as well as general readers, this Cambridge Handbook offers a new, positive approach to later life.
Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychobiology and Health at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. She has been searching and promoting healthy and active aging since 1980. Throughout her career she has served as a consultant to UNESCO, the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the European Union. Athanase Benetos is Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Biology of Aging at the University of Lorraine. He has published more than 360 papers in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and participated in several scientific books. He is the President Elect of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS). Jean-Marie Robine is the Research Director at INSERM, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. He is also a professor at the advanced school Ecole pratique des hautes etudes (EPHE) in Paris. Since its creation in 1989, he has also been the coordinator of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES).