A new term has emerged from the disability movement in the past decade to help change the way we think about neurological disorders: Neurodiversity.ADHD. Dyslexia. Autism. The number of categories of illnesses listed by the American Psychiatric Association has tripled in the past fifty years. With so many people affected by our growing…
Widows and Divorcees in Later Life: On Their Own Again presents fresh insights into the challenges single women face as they age, including disability and chronic health problems, threats to economic security, and the need for assistance with normal activities of daily living. The book examines the increased hospitalization risk for widowed older women, the protective efforts of social contacts, the impact of minority group status on projected retirement income, care arrangement choices, coping with bereavement, and the changing balance between co-residence with families and institutional care. Interviews, data projections, and research studies offer particular focus on women of Mexican-American and African-American descent, and women living in England and Wales, Africa, and the north and south Pacific.
Widows and Divorcees in Later Life: On Their Own Again addresses:
- the importance of family support
- the importance of religion and spirituality in coping with loss
- maintaining social connections
- maintaining independence
- the baby boom cohort
- and much more!