Vanity Is Not a Deadly Sin. It’s One of Life’s Last Vital Signs.

For these senior citizens, keeping up appearances is simply part of good health. … “‘Vanity,’ it’s a loaded word, but it has depth,” said Marc E. Agronin, a geriatric psychiatrist at the Miami Jewish Health Systems. “It gets to the core of one’s identity, of how people feel about themselves, how they see themselves changing or not changing over time.”