Transforming Loss in Late Adulthood

This paper asserts that individuals are capable of flourishing in late adulthood despite enduring multiple losses. Older adults are a rapidly growing segment of the population, yet they remain largely underserved by the mental health community. In order to promote competent mental health care services for older adults, this paper reviews prevailing grief theories, explores numerous losses from a biopsychosocial perspective, suggests a variety of therapeutic interventions, and recognizes the challenges of late adulthood from an Adlerian perspective. As a result, readers can become more adept at facilitating the process of transforming loss and enhancing quality of life in late adulthood.

Nancy Ann Hudgins
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