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01-06-2013

‘Aging well’ in de 21e eeuw: een psychosociaal perspectief

Auteur: N. L. Stevens

Gepubliceerd in: Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie | Uitgave 3/2013

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‘Aging well’ in the 21th century: a psychosocial perspective

Aging well refers to retaining or restoring well-being in the face of various age-related changes in later life. This process is influenced by the quality of social relationships and active adaptation to loss and change. According to recent studies from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, more older adults are maintaining relationships with friends, colleagues and other non-kin longer. Greater diversity in their social networks contributes to happiness and morale, and provides protection against anxiety, depression and loneliness. There is also a slight increase in mastery and in cognitive functioning among new cohorts of older adults. These developments promote adaptation to declines in health and loss of the partner. These improvements are found less frequently among those with lower education, lower incomes, and/or small networks. Several interventions have proven to be effective for these disadvantaged groups: a visiting service for widows and widowers and two self-management interventions for chronically ill or physically vulnerable older adults.
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Metagegevens
Titel
‘Aging well’ in de 21e eeuw: een psychosociaal perspectief
Auteur
N. L. Stevens
Publicatiedatum
01-06-2013
Uitgeverij
Bohn Stafleu van Loghum
Gepubliceerd in
Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie / Uitgave 3/2013
Print ISSN: 0167-9228
Elektronisch ISSN: 1875-6832
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12439-013-0018-4

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