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This comprehensive core textbook analyzes how resilient people navigate the troubled waters of life’s traumas and identifies how learning about resilience may help cultivate this quality in other, less resilient, people. Author Morley D. Glicken explains the inner self-healing processes of resilient people and helps individuals training in the helping professions to learn to use these processes in working with their clients.
Chapter 9: Resilience in Older Adults
Resilience in Older Adults
Aging is often a very stressful process for many people, one that challenges a long history of resilience. Health problems, loss of loved ones, financial insecurities, lack of a support group, a growing sense of isolation, and lack of self-worth are common problems among older adults that lead to the serious symptoms of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. The prevalence of anxiety disorders has usually been thought to decrease with age, but recent findings suggest that generalized anxiety is actually a more common problem among older adults than depression. A study reported by Beekman, Bremmer, Deeg, van Balkom, Smit, and de Beurs (1998) found that anxiety affected 7.3% of an elderly population compared to depression, which affected 2% ...