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Family Relationships in Late Adulthood

  • By: Karen A. Roberto
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Changing demographics and societal beliefs offer new opportunities for maintaining and expanding family relationships in late adulthood. Early definitions of aging families focused on relations between husbands and wives, parents and children, and, to a lesser extent, grandparents and ...

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