Old and well-functioning; Determinants of (visual) functioning and PReservation Of Function in Elderly (PROFIEL/VF-PROFIEL)

Being able to function and live independently at older age is an important factor in keeping good quality of life and vitality. Which factors (visual and non-visual) contribute to the preservation of the (visual) function, and which somatic functions or symptoms (i.e. vision) influence the older person’s physical, social and mental wellbeing? This knowledge may contribute to the prevention of disability and maintenance of cognitive and psychosocial well-being, enabling older persons to keep living independently and to continue to care for themselves.

Research Partners: University Medical Centre Utrecht (Julius Center).

Financed by: The PROFIEL-study was funded by ZonMw, the Netherlands organization for health research and development.