Old age is a stage in life in which numerous changes associated with loss can be expected to occur in major life domains. Deterioration of health; retirement; relocation; occupational and financial loss; loss of social roles, identity, status, and support; and the loss of spouse and significant others (siblings, friends) pose an ongoing threat to everyday functioning, forcing the individual to adapt. Thus, effective functioning in daily life represents a major developmental task for the aging (Baltes & Carstensen, 1996; Marsiske, Lang, Baltes, & Baltes, 1995). There is marked variability in adjustment among the elderly, and despite the numerous losses associated with aging, many elderly people are well adjusted and report experiencing high levels of well-being (George & Clipp, 1991; Wetle, 1990).
|Title of host publication||Post Traumatic Stress Theory|
|Subtitle of host publication||Research and Application|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Electronic)||158391014X, 9781135057749|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
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