Some older adults live well, despite advancing years and the burdens of chronic diseases

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160622144826.htm

Researchers in a new study report that ‘adapter’ older adults who were more vigorous than expected, based on their disease burden, lived longer lives when compared to those who were more frail than expected based on their disease burden. These ‘adapters’ could have unique characteristics, perhaps some undefined coping mechanism, that should be studied further, suggested the researchers.

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