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The importance of not only individual, but also community and society factors in resilience in later life

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 September 2015

Kate Mary Bennett
Affiliation:
Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZA, United Kingdomkmb@liv.ac.ukhttp://www.liv.ac.uk/~kmb/
Gillian Windle
Affiliation:
Dementia Services Development Centre Wales, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG, United Kingdom.g.windle@bangor.ac.ukhttp://dsdc.bangor.ac.uk/staff/g-windle.php.en

Abstract

Little work has focused on resilience amongst older adults, and few factors have been identified that promote their resilience. Kalisch et al. suggest that socioenvironmental factors are distant influences. We argue, however, that community and societal influences are as important as individual ones. Further, an ecological framework explains why some older adults are resilient whilst others are not.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2015 

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