The Practical Guide to Aging: What Everyone Needs to Know (Hardback)
  • The Practical Guide to Aging: What Everyone Needs to Know (Hardback)

The Practical Guide to Aging: What Everyone Needs to Know (Hardback)

Hardback 340 Pages / Published: 01/02/1999
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One of the most daunting aspects of growing older is the torrent of advice we face about maintaining our physical health and our mental acuity. Entire books have been written on how to manage finances, how to avoid falls, how to care for aging parents. Yet, too often, the advice offered is overwhelmingly complicated or diffuse and difficult to locate precisely when it is needed most.

In this comprehensive reference, authorities in their respective fields discuss topics such as the normal processes of aging, how laws affect the elderly, what forms of exercise are most beneficial at various stages of life, family issues, and more. Informative charts and graphs supplement the concise, accessible chapters, which are followed by a comprehensive listing of major national and regional organizations serving the elderly.

Ideal as an upbeat, forward-looking gift or as a personal resource, The Practical Guide to Aging is a user-friendly book for young and old, a helpful guide regardless of age or circumstance.

Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 9780814715154
Number of pages: 340
Weight: 885 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 32 mm


"A compact reference, filled with down-to-earth help for aging baby boomers planning ahead for their own retirement years or for their elderly parents who are already there."
-Publishers Weekly

"Informative, comprehensive, and clearly written, this genuinely practical guide . . . emphasize that individuals should take substantial roles in dealing with their own aging . . . Up-to-date lists of print and electronic resources add much more information."

"This is an important new reference book about aging that is written for the general population by a group of authors who know geriatrics and gerontology well. . . . Offers practical information on a wide range of issues concerning aging, including important medical, social, legal, financial, and ethical considerations for growing old responsibly and successfully. Health and human service professionals will want to recommend this guide to aging clients and their family caregivers.":
-Science Book and Films

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