Resilience and Aged Care

As we age, we are more likely to experience bereavement resulting from multiple deaths as well as non-death related grief and loss. We may experience losses such as a decline in our mental and physical health, loss of memory, loss of home as we know it, changes to our identity and less independence.

While loss and grief does not discriminate, it is our ability to be resilient that supports us in our adaption to loss. Resilience helps us to manage everyday stresses and increases our ability to cope with suffering during our lifetime. The good thing is that resilience is not a trait that you do or do not possess. It is an inner strength that can flourish with a willingness to adopt different perspectives and practice strategies to improve wellbeing.

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