)
Elderhood : Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life
by Louise Aronson


Overview -

As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal , physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life.

For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70.  Read more...


 
PRE-ORDER NOW:
This item will ship on June 11, 2019. If you order this item now, it will not delay the rest of your order.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
 
 
 

More About Elderhood by Louise Aronson
 
 
 
Overview

As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life.

For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we've made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, denigrated, neglected, and denied.

Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that's neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy--a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself.

Elderhood is for anyone who is, in the author's own words, "an aging, i.e., still-breathing human being."


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781620405468
  • ISBN-10: 1620405466
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Publish Date: June 2019
  • Page Count: 464


Related Categories

Books > Biography & Autobiography > Medical (Incl. Patients)
Books > Social Science > Gerontology
Books > Medical > Geriatrics

 
BAM Customer Reviews