Grief: Helping Older Adults With Grief
- Older adults often have many major losses within a short period of time. For example, older adults who lose their spouses may suffer many losses, including financial security, their best friend, and their social contacts.
- The natural aging process brings many losses, such as loss of beauty and physical strength.
- Older adults may seem to overreact to a minor loss. What is considered a minor loss may bring memories and feelings about a previous greater loss.
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|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 17, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Sidney Zisook, MD - Psychiatry