Chronic diseases and aging


Living longer and at the same time in good health is one of the principles underlying the activities that the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) carries out on the theme of "healthy aging", understood as maintaining self-sufficiency and functional capacity which is indispensable for an independent life.

These activities are based on the epidemiological analysis of elderly population groups in order to identify protective and risk factors both for the development of chronic diseases and for the development of disability and frailty.

The ISS also assesses motor and visual function, through the adoption of innovative technological solutions, in experimental studies carried out in the laboratory and in different care settings.