Bereaved elderly mothers: changes in health, functional activities, family cohesion, and psychological well-being.

Abstract

Although the death of an adult child is not uncommon, little is known about its impact on elderly parents. This study examined changes in health, functional activities, family cohesion, and psychological well-being among eighteen bereaved elderly mothers. Changes were reported in all areas, but especially striking was the high level of psychological distress. The death of an adult child appears to have a significant impact on elderly mothers and warrants increased research and clinical attention.

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@article{Lesher1988BereavedEM, title={Bereaved elderly mothers: changes in health, functional activities, family cohesion, and psychological well-being.}, author={E L Lesher and Kristjan Bergey}, journal={International journal of aging & human development}, year={1988}, volume={26 2}, pages={81-90} }