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Resilience-Building Interventions for Successful and Positive Aging 

Resilience-Building Interventions for Successful and Positive Aging
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Resilience-Building Interventions for Successful and Positive Aging
Author(s):

Alexandrea L. Harmell

, Rujvi Kamat

, Dilip V. Jeste

, and Barton W. Palmer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199380862.003.0021
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date: 21 October 2020

Recently, there has been increased interest in enhancing positive psychological constructs such as resilience as a way to help promote well-being and successful aging in older patients. Despite this increased interest, however, resilience in the context of older adults has remained largely understudied. In this chapter, the authors provide an overview of definitions and measures of resilience, as well as interventions across the adult life span, with particular attention paid to how resilience relates to older adults. In addition, the chapter briefly discusses some of the ambiguities and limitations surrounding the study of resilience, and offers some suggestions for areas of future research.

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