Aging and Trauma

 

Most Americans have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. In fact, research suggests that exposure to multiple traumatic events may now be the norm. 

 

Often overlooked in these trends, however, is the prevalence of trauma among older adults, as many as 90% of whom have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. 

 

The Fact Sheets on this page are designed to provide health and social service providers with the information to understand and support older adults with a history of trauma and their family caregivers.