Predicting the Golden Years: How the ICOPE Tool Forecasts Aging in China
Ever wondered how your health will fare as you age? The ICOPE tool aims to answer that question, especially for China's older population. This tool measures "Intrinsic Capacity" (IC), a set of physical and mental abilities, to predict how well older adults will function in their later years. The study found that lower IC scores are linked to a higher risk of death and declining functional abilities. So, by assessing IC early on, we can identify high-risk individuals and intervene before it's too late.