Research on resilience in stressful times |
Basil Eldadah, Supervisory Medical Officer, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG) and Lis Nielsen, Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR)
Resilience: something we’re all hoping for during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the ability of cells, organs, individuals or societies to resist, bounce back from, or successfully adapt to stressors.
During home quarantine, loneliness, anxiety, economic uncertainty, and sickness or death among loved ones can compound existing stressors. NIA-supported studies on psychological, physiological, cognitive and other forms of resilience are helping researchers advance toward the goal of better prevention and treatment approaches for older adults.