Hard on the heels of recent blogs about the declining incidence of dementia is another good news story for anyone who is getting older (that probably includes YOU).
We used to worry that increases in life expectancy meant a long slow decline into incontinence, immobility and general misery. Or would we find 'compression of morbidity' - a long healthy life followed but a short period of disability before death? This study says it's the latter. You could give it the full critical appraisal, but the methods seem strong.