Year: 1982 Source: New York: Plenum, 1982. p.169-194 SIEC No: 19911194

This article discusses the dynamics of aging among women, including loss, bereavement, physical & physiological changes, sexuality, physical & mental health, senility, depression, economics, family, living arrangements, single women, & coping devices. A section on suicide is included, which describes the high rates of depression & suicide among the elderly, as well as possible underreporting. The loss of work, spouses, family & friends appear to contribute to suicidal behavior in the elderly.