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The Resource Elderhood : redefining aging, transforming medicine, reimagining life, Louise Aronson

Elderhood : redefining aging, transforming medicine, reimagining life, Louise Aronson

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Elderhood : redefining aging, transforming medicine, reimagining life
Title
Elderhood
Title remainder
redefining aging, transforming medicine, reimagining life
Statement of responsibility
Louise Aronson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Physician and ... author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is a ... 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. ... 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.""--
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Aronson, Louise
Dewey number
362.60973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Health Services for the Aged
  • Geriatrics
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Aging
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • United States
  • Elderly
  • Elderly
Label
Elderhood : redefining aging, transforming medicine, reimagining life, Louise Aronson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-435) and index
Contents
Birth. Life -- Childhood. Infant ; Toddler ; Child ; Tween ; Teen -- Adulthood. Young adult ; Adult ; Middle-aged ; Senior -- Elderhood. Old ; Elderly ; Aged -- Death. Stories -- Coda. Opportunity
Control code
on1052902950
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 449 pages
Isbn
9781620405468
Lccn
2018040491
System control number
(OCoLC)1052902950
Label
Elderhood : redefining aging, transforming medicine, reimagining life, Louise Aronson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-435) and index
Contents
Birth. Life -- Childhood. Infant ; Toddler ; Child ; Tween ; Teen -- Adulthood. Young adult ; Adult ; Middle-aged ; Senior -- Elderhood. Old ; Elderly ; Aged -- Death. Stories -- Coda. Opportunity
Control code
on1052902950
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 449 pages
Isbn
9781620405468
Lccn
2018040491
System control number
(OCoLC)1052902950

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