Over this century we can expect to see older persons live longer, be more resilient and less frail. Research and care have been built to identify and treat diseases, but not to maintain functional capacities (eg, mobility, cognition, immune functions, etc.) during aging. As a consequence, individuals do not receive the healthcare they need to prevent/delay the onset of dependency (an almost irreversible and economically burdensome condition). For the W.H.O (12), healthy aging is not a life without diseases, we have diseases at any age, but it is a life where we are able to maintain the functions we need to be able to do what we value.

Editorial J. Morley