The Oldest Old in Everyday Life- Self-Perception, Coping With Change, And Stress

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Persons 85-100 years of age, the oldest-old, are the fastest growing a ge groups. In an effort to learn more about this age group, the author's embarked a longitudinal study initially funded by the National Insti tute on Aging. There is something fascinating about people who have ou tlived their projected lifetime. What were there lives like? How did t hey cope with the changes they encountered? Based on the research fin dings, the authors explore the oldest-oldFs perceptions over time, the relationship between stress and function, and the services and resour ces necessary to meet the needs of this unique age group. Topics new t o aging research are also addressed, including the effects of continui ng to have goals and how the oldest old cope with everyday problems. A valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, and students in hea lth, mental health, and social service professions.

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