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1. Wise Women : A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage, and Beauty
by Bulfinch
Hardcover (12 April, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Beauty Within
Ironically I was in a spa getting a facial when I picked up a copy of this book.After I read it I had to buy it.The photos and the quotes in it are so poignant and true to the "real" women who said them.To me it is a fascinating book that every woman should have on her coffee table.It really makes you feel, no matter what your stage in life, that real beauty comes from within.

1-0 out of 5 stars These women are wonderful.
This book is a wonderful celebration of the strength and lifetime beauty of the some marvelous women.Their images and insights give encouragement to women of all ages that "the best is yet to come."This would be a great book for a discussion group.I first saw it in my doctor's office.The best part of the book is that it is real.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wise Women
inspirational and honoring of the beauty of aging wise women both of their physical and their inner selves ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1945-    2. Older women    3. Photo Essays    4. Photoessays & Documentaries    5. Photography    6. Photography of women    7. Portraits    8. Subjects & Themes - Portraits    9. Tenneson, Joyce,    10. Women's Studies - General    11. Elderly    12. Photographs: portraits    13. Photography / Portraits   


2. Social Gerontology with Research Navigator (7th Edition)
by Allyn & Bacon
Hardcover (20 July, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Very Informative
Text is laid out very well, easy to read.There is a lot of good information in this book related to aging--physical, emotional, cognitive and social factors.The chapters are organized by topic with a lot of graphs and research info. to back it up.The only negative I have is that there is a lot of research data in the text which can get make reading all of it a little boring. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aging    2. Gerontology    3. Older people    4. Social Gerontology    5. Social Science    6. Sociology    7. Sociology - General    8. United States    9. Elderly    10. Social Science / Sociology / General   


3. Aging, the Individual, and Society
by Wadsworth Publishing
Paperback (06 November, 1998)
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Subjects:  1. Gerontology    2. Older people    3. Social Gerontology    4. Social Science    5. Sociology    6. Sociology - Marriage & Family    7. United States    8. Elderly    9. Geriatric medicine    10. Social Science / Sociology / Marriage & Family   


4. Quality of Life for Older People: An International Perspective
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (09 November, 2000)
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Subjects:  1. Gerontology    2. Older people    3. Quality of life    4. Social Gerontology    5. Social Science    6. Sociology    7. Sociology - General    8. Elderly    9. Social Science / Sociology / General   


5. How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor
by Ten Speed Press
Paperback (March, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Be aware of duplicate material
This book is an entertaining read but there are large chunks of word by word identical passages with his other book "The Joy of Not Working". One book is a good read, reading both feels repetitive. Since this is the newer of the two, its the one I would recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book with Teeth
Am working my way through this book ~ highly recommended!
5-0 out of 5 stars The best!
I purchased and borrowed several retirement guides in the months just prior to retiring.As I read the other books, I kept returning to How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free for the author's good, down to earth suggestions.Most of the other books focus on finances and second careers after retirement.While both of these subjects are important issues, they are not the only concerns you have as you prepare for that big step into the future.How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free covers it all.Those worries you may have about what to do after retiring -- this book has lots of great, affordable suggestions for you. Taking care of yourself, continued learning and travel are all addressed. You will not be a bored retiree.Also enjoyable are the readers' letters to the author that are interspersed throughout the book.Ernie Zelinski's upbeat book is highly recommended as you prepare for that next important chapter in your life.With this book in hand, you will be ready to enjoy your retirement years to their fullest! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aging - Retirement    2. Consumer Finance    3. Early retirement    4. Gerontology    5. Leisure    6. Personal Finance - Retirement Planning    7. Retirement    8. Self-Help    9. Social Science    10. Sociology - General    11. Sociology Of Leisure   


6. Reverse Aging
by Jsp Publishing
Paperback (March, 1991)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Tough language but few verifiable facts
In a world desperate for health solutions, the uneducated masses flock to purported cures and aids that havenot met the tests of either scientific or medical validity.Alkaline water is one of those potholes that the unsuspecting customer encounters.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great review of the science behind alkaline diets
This was one of the first books I picked up after reading Dr. Young's "The pH Miracle", which had left me with more questions than answers.
4-0 out of 5 stars A very valuable book
Forward-thinking health theorists stress the need for our bodies to be less acidic.Civilization and laziness have led most of us to detrimental eating habits, one result being acidic bodies.If you want to test your acidity all you need is ph testing paper from the health food store.Test your urine.Then try to get more alkaline.It isn't easy.Read more

Subjects:  1. Family & Relationships / Aging    2. Family/Marriage    3. Gerontology    4. Health & Fitness / Holism    5. Medical / Alternative Medicine    6. Medical / Holistic Medicine    7. Self-Help / Aging    8. Sociology    9. Acid-base imbalances    10. Alternative Medicine    11. Diet / Health / Fitness    12. Health & Fitness    13. Health aspects    14. Holistic Medicine    15. Water   


7. Retirement Places Rated: What You Need to Know to Plan the Retirement You Deserve, Sixth Edition
by Frommers
Paperback (27 August, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A wealth of facts and figures for retirement wannabes
In the growing field of books offering suggested places to live or retire, RETIREMENT PLACES RATED is one of the few to base its findings entirely on statistics rather than opinion. David Savageau, the author, has authored prior editions of this book as well as the popular PLACES RATED ALMANAC.Feeding into the statistics here come metrics on each of 203 locations from six specific areas:Ambiance (by which the author means largely historic charm and outdoor recreation), Costs of Living, Climate, Personal Safety, Services (availability of medical services, for example) and The Economy.We're also given a useful Appendix with Chamber of Commerce addresses, income-tax information, and the like.
1-0 out of 5 stars Reader Beware!
Save your valuable time and steer clear of this train wreck!Worse yet, you could be making the biggest mistake of your life if you make an important decision based on Retirement Places Rated.
4-0 out of 5 stars Retirement Places Rated.David Savageau
Apart from its main function as indicated in the title, the book provides a very good source of information about our Land.
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Subjects:  1. Aging - Retirement    2. Gerontology    3. Housing (Economic Aspects)    4. Social Science    5. Sociology    6. Sociology - General    7. Travel - United States    8. United States - General    9. TRAVEL & HOLIDAY    10. Travel / General   


8. Growing Old Is Not for Sissies II: Portraits of Senior Athletes
by Pomegranate Communications
Paperback (October, 1995)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Stirring Art
Etta Clark scores with Growing Old is Not For Sissies II.Her book is filled with beautiful photography and a second look at some of the subjects from her first book.With frank honesty, she captures the essence of her subjects once again.An excellent book of art for any fan of photography.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must for Anyone Working in Gerontology
This book is a must for anyone who works with older adults.It is a photographic essay of some very special people....people who embrace the robustness of life, and who are disciplined to maintain their capabilities as long as possible.Our world is steeped in ageism, that is, believing that older people are only capable of doing things that are "appropriate" for their age.This book shatters those beliefs and provides living examples of people who continue doing what they love to do physically.I wish that Etta Clark would revise this book with a new set of photos every year!I have seen some of these photos over and over again in lectures that people give about aging.It is a book to be owned, not borrowed.

5-0 out of 5 stars So inspiring, I think I'll run a marathon!
Just one look at the photos and all your excuses for being a couch potatogo out the door.This book is filled with inspirational photos of seniorathletes.Helen Zechmeister, age 91, works out 3 days a week, deadlifts200 pounds and can do the full splits.A competitive swimmer, MarieWilcox-Little at 73 has a much better figure than I could ever hope to have(I'm merely 30).My favorite: Ivor Welch,(Volume 1)was never active until83 when his wife his wife passed away.To mourn her death he startedwalking, then running, then running marathons.By the age of 90 he ranfive marathons and 2 half marathons!If Ivor can do it, by golly, so canI!A must have for anyone who wants to enjoy life to its fullest! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aging    2. Biography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Exercise For Older Adults    5. Gerontology    6. Older athletes    7. Portraits    8. Social Science    9. Sociology    10. Specific Groups - General    11. Sports - General    12. United States    13. Biography: sport    14. The Arts: General Issues   


9. Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
by Riverhead Trade
Paperback (01 June, 2001)
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After being introduced for a lecture, Ram Dass eschewed the stairs and, from his front row seat, leapt up on to the stage--or tried to, anyway, but age and gravity brought him crashing back to earth. Like other baby boomers, Ram Dass has learned the hard way that aging is unkind to the body. But he has also learned that it can be an opportunity for growth. While others begin to devalue you, you can reconnect with the spiritual, grow into wisdom, and create value for yourself. In Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful
This is a wondeful book for baby boomers.
5-0 out of 5 stars Peek-A-Boo...I See You
I remember when I first got into spirituality and metaphysics, I was so naive about certain things. I really thought that once a person begins to practice their True Self...their Inner Spirit...when they remember that they were a Soul with a body and not a body with a Soul...than they were automatically free from all things human; they were impervious to any thing from the sniffles to cancer to death. But the thing is, that no matter how "advanced" we are on the Spiritual Path, and I use that word with some hesitation, because there is no advancing on the Spiritual Path, we are already as Spiritual as we are ever going to be, the bottom line is that we are still in the world of form. This is where the words of Jesus ring so clear, "Be in the world, but not of it..." In other words, remember that no matter what may be going on in your world, you are still a Spiritual Being NO MATTER WHAT! 5-0 out of 5 stars Stroke Yoga And Beyond~Lessons In Living In The Present
Could anyone other than Ram Dass bring such a light-hearted, unattached, almost whimsical approach to the subject of aging and the accompanying physical problems that go with it as we journey towards death. Ram Dass shares his personal journey of aging with us just as he has everything else in his life for almost half a century now. Though his body has changed with time he still maintains that infectious smile, those bright, mischevious eyes and a beguiling wit and wisdom that has so endeared him to a generation of seekers who still look to him not so much for answers, but to posit the questions we cannot quite grasp ourselves.
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Subjects:  1. Aged    2. Aging    3. Aging - General    4. Gerontology    5. Psychological aspects    6. Psychology    7. Religion    8. Spirituality - General    9. Religion / Spirituality   


10. Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders
by Riverhead Trade
Paperback (06 March, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading
The author of the bestseller Reviving Ophelia this times takes us on a journey through the lives of our elders. Following the lead of Bernice Neugarten at the University of Chicago, she distinguishes between the "young-old" and the "old-old". This book focuses mainly on the later, telling the stories of people who are coping with loss and illness.
5-0 out of 5 stars Another Country:Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders
This book is written in a readable style that holds your interest.I bought it to help understand my elderly father who is suffering from dementia, but I found it told me a lot about myself and what I will want and need in the next 20 years.Mary Pipher's insightful and easy to understand.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another country: the tourist perspective
Not being "old-old" myself, with both parents dead, I picked up this book out of curiosity.Piper does not mince words. She says at the outset, "Old age is not for sissies," and she goes on to describe life as an old person in a country designed for the young.It's an apt metaphor: the old learn a new language and a new terrain.Read more

Subjects:  1. Aging - General    2. Aging parents    3. Care    4. Eldercare    5. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    6. Family relationships    7. General    8. Parenting - Parent & Adult Child    9. Psychology    10. United States    11. Elderly    12. Marriage, family & other relationships    13. Psychology & Psychiatry / General    14. Reading Group Guide   


11. Fifty Things to Do When You Turn Fifty (Fifty Experts on the Subject of Turning Fifty)
by Ronnie Sellers Productions
Paperback (15 September, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An ideal how-to and what-to-do book informing its readers of the many fears and beliefs that might concern most fifty-year-olds
Knowledgeably edited by Ronnie Sellers, Fifty Things To Do When You Turn Fifty is an informed and thought-provoking collection of fifty writers contributing ideas, advice, observations, and instructions upon turning fifty years old. As an ideal how-to and what-to-do book informing its readers of the many fears and beliefs that might concern most fifty-year-olds, and explores why they might feel as they do and what to do to avoid or confront such barriers. Fifty Things To Do When You Turn Fifty is very strongly recommended to all readers who have or are contemplating turning fifty-something as the ultimate guideline of staying young as an explorative and practical fifty-year-old.
5-0 out of 5 stars An ideal how-to and what-to-do book informing its readers of the many fears and beliefs that might concern most fifty-year-olds
Knowledgeably edited by Ronnie Sellers, Fifty Things To Do When You Turn Fifty is an informed and thought-provoking collection of fifty writers contributing ideas, advice, observations, and instructions upon turning fifty years old. As an ideal how-to and what-to-do book informing its readers of the many fears and beliefs that might concern most fifty-year-olds, and explores why they might feel as they do and what to do to avoid or confront such barriers. Fifty Things To Do When You Turn Fifty is very strongly recommended to all readers who have or are contemplating turning fifty-something as the ultimate guideline of staying young as an explorative and practical fifty-year-old.
5-0 out of 5 stars An ideal how-to and what-to-do book informing its readers of the many fears and beliefs that might concern most fifty-year-olds
Knowledgeably edited by Ronnie Sellers, Fifty Things To Do When You Turn Fifty is an informed and thought-provoking collection of fifty writers contributing ideas, advice, observations, and instructions upon turning fifty years old. As an ideal how-to and what-to-do book informing its readers of the many fears and beliefs that might concern most fifty-year-olds, and explores why they might feel as they do and what to do to avoid or confront such barriers. Fifty Things To Do When You Turn Fifty is very strongly recommended to all readers who have or are contemplating turning fifty-something as the ultimate guideline of staying young as an explorative and practical fifty-year-old.
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Subjects:  1. Aging    2. Blank Books/Journals    3. Developmental - Adulthood & Aging    4. General    5. Gerontology    6. Psychology    7. Psychology (Specific Aspects)    8. Self-Help   


12. From Age-Ing to Sage-Ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older
by Warner Books
Paperback (01 December, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wise advise
The two chapters in this book that I appreciated the most were Chapter 8 Mentoring: Seeding the Future with Wisdom where on reads that modern day families all to often turn to some 'professional' when it comes to issues involving our families, and these 'experts' don't even have to have kids or even be close to their own families. Its the sheep skin with some Latin on it that makes them more knowledgeable than our own elders.
5-0 out of 5 stars A path to follow for older age
From Age-Ing to Sage-Ing has been a personal inspiration for me. Being recently retired, it has shown me that it's important to take all of the knowledge and wisdom that I have gained and give it back to the younger generation. If all of us healthy elders volunteered some of our wisdom in the workforce, our Social Security crisis would be greatly diminished. This is a wonderfully timely book with an important message.

5-0 out of 5 stars changing my future
this book provides an insight and perspective on changing my view of what opportunity life can create.This book has opened my mind and my heart to new possibilities.I recommend reading this philosophy when you are considering what the next step in your life may be, particularly if you are between the ages of 52 and 65 years old. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aging    2. Diet / Health / Fitness    3. General    4. Gerontology    5. Self-Help    6. Sociology    7. Coping with old age    8. Mind, body, spirit: mysticism & self-awareness    9. Popular psychology    10. Self-Help / Aging   


13. The Joy of Not Working:A Book for the Retired, Unemployed and Overworked- 21st Century Edition
by Ten Speed Press
Paperback (October, 2003)
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4-0 out of 5 stars I would have preferred giving 3.5 stars...
Since there's no option to give half stars, I opted to give Ernie the benefit of the doubt and go up one star.
5-0 out of 5 stars The True Test of Character- Live Free or Die!
The essence of this book is attitude adjustment. Most people tune out when they hear "attitude adjustment" because of the way that it usually misused in North American society. It is usually misused by managers that want you to accept a rotten situation and "adjust" to being an obedient and cheerful slave. When Zelinski uses it, he means that you need to realise that the situation is rotten and that you need to free your mind- and realise that there are options and you don't have to be a slave. It is all about realising that wage slavery isn't the norm, nor the only option. In fact, I realised that I probably would go farther than the author when it comes to taking chances. He states that short of certain death you should take the leap- I have come to believe that you cannot even take death into account. You need to say, live or die, I'm going to live free.
5-0 out of 5 stars Good on yer, Ernie!
Some books you lend to others;this one you don't. Keep it on your shelf as a ready antidote to what many of us chose as a normal lifestyle. Too much work, too much TV, too little exercise, too much junk. About 25 years ago, physical education students in an Australian university were warned to prepare for the future when people would have almost too much leisure time. Oops, what happened? Consumerism and "habitually striving for more and bigger stuff". On average, our standard of living is triple that of 1950 ... are we happy yet?
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Subjects:  1. Aging    2. Aging - Retirement    3. Early retirement    4. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    5. Gerontology    6. Labor    7. Leisure    8. Personal Growth - Happiness    9. Retirement    10. Self-Help    11. Unemployment   


14. The Older Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner
by Wiley
Paperback (21 December, 1998)
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Subjects:  1. Geriatric Psychiatry    2. Geriatric psychotherapy    3. Gerontology    4. Medical    5. Mental illness    6. Planning    7. Psychiatry - General    8. Psychology    9. Psychotherapy    10. Psychotherapy - General    11. Psychotherapy for older people    12. Reference    13. Treatment    14. Geriatric medicine    15. Psychology & Psychiatry / Psychotherapy   


15. J. K. Lasser Pro Advising Mature Clients: The New Science of Wealth Span Planning
by Wiley
Hardcover (15 March, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference for both advisors and their clients
As an attorney-at-law, I found that "Advising Mature Clients" by Dr. Neal E. Cutler has given me a new perspective on analyzing,and on advising older clients about, the increasingly complex series of decisions we all seem to face as we age.5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference for both advisors and their clients
As an attorney-at-law, I found that "Advising Mature Clients" by Dr. Neal E. Cutler has given me a new perspective on analyzing,and on advising older clients about, the increasingly complex series of decisions we all seem to face as we age.Read more

Subjects:  1. Accounting - General    2. Business & Economics    3. Business/Economics    4. Consumer Finance    5. Economics - General    6. Finance    7. Forecasting    8. Personal Finance - Financial Planning    9. Business & Economics / Personal Finance / General    10. Elderly    11. Finance & Accounting    12. Personal finance    13. USA   


16. Adult Development and Aging (5th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (20 March, 2001)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Old People?
The term "old people" is offensive to me, and this book is full of the term. The authors cite themselves so frequently that the validity of the content is questionable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for use as textbook
Schaie and Willis provide a wonderfully rich, interdisciplinary overview of adult development and aging. Each chapter is chock full of information on the biological, psychological and physical effects of aging from young adulthood onward. Interesting statistics (that are updated for new editions) and tables are also included. I had to purchase the book for an undergraduate class on adult development; it was a great primer for understanding the changes we undergo as we age.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent primer on the topic
This book covers, in very good depth, the life cycle from youth through old age.Backed up by plenty of research and statistics, the look is more of one of cold hard fact than of heart, but this is helpful for those justentering gerontology.I was given this text by my supervisor upon entryinto a senior residential facility, and I felt I certainly gained from it. Maybe not as handy to those well-read on the topic, but a very good basicguide and introduction.Recommended. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Adulthood    2. Aging    3. Emotions    4. General    5. Gerontology    6. Life cycle, Human    7. Psychological aspects    8. Psychology    9. Psychology Of The Aged    10. Social Gerontology    11. Social Science    12. Sociology    13. Sociology - General    14. Behavioural theory (Behaviourism)    15. Elderly    16. Psychology & Psychiatry / General   


17. The Experience of Retirement
by ILR Press
Paperback (November, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars should have read it sooner.....
excellent book on the experience of retirement.... i only wish i had read it before i took early retirment from college teaching.... makes me feel a lot saner reading the interviews in this book!

3-0 out of 5 stars Need livelier experiences
As a career consultant and former academic, I am a great admirer of Robert Weiss. I continue to recommend Learning From Strangers to students who want to learn qualitative research. And I am of an age when retirement can be a realistic option for the current or near future.
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Subjects:  1. Aging    2. Business & Economics    3. Business / Economics / Finance    4. Consumer Finance    5. Gerontology    6. Personal Finance    7. Personal Finance - Retirement Planning    8. Retirees    9. Retirement    10. United States   


18. Community Resources for Older Adults: Programs and Services in an Era of Change
by Pine Forge Press
Hardcover (15 June, 2002)
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Isbn: 0761987703
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5-0 out of 5 stars Book Review-Community Resources for Older Adults
Span of information along the continuum of policies and services important for older adults is well organized and interesting.Useful as a textbook for a graduate course in Gerontology that I am teaching. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Community health services for    2. Community health services for older people    3. Gerontology    4. Old age assistance    5. Older people    6. Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare    7. Services for    8. Social Science    9. Social Work    10. Sociology    11. Sociology - General    12. United States    13. Social Science / Gerontology    14. Sociology, Social Studies   


19. The Mature Mind
by Basic Books
Hardcover (27 December, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Mature Mind
As a retired Social Worker (81), and having about 25 years in the field of Gerontology, I was first intrigued by a review of the central thesisof this book, "The Myth of the Mid-Life Crisis," in the January 16,2006 issue of NEWSWEEK.The book met my expectations, so have given it as a gift to each of our 3 middle-age children.This book is well written, well organized, and has fulfilled its promise to expand our knowlege of adulthood(Eric Erickson.)I highly recommend it, especially for that cohort of people who are facing early lay-offs, and feeling very insecure about "what do I do now?"It may give many a new feeling of confidence about thier future.I've actually lived the experiences described in the book.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Mature Brain: Where Wonder Never Ceases
This book is a historical marker in the rapidly growing field of cognitive development. Standing on the shoulders of Piaget and Erickson, and even Freud, Dr. Cohen creates four distinct yet integrated stages for the mature mind. Together they prove that the difference between adolescence and retirement (like heaven and hell) is about half an inch.
5-0 out of 5 stars Superb
I am 47 years old and saw Dr Cohen on the "The Today Show". I was so comforted to know that all the maladies that accompanying the aging brain don't have to be. We've been brainwashed by government controlled media. As long as we take the necessary nutrients FOR THE BRAIN and keep active we have not much to fear. My genuis- level mother died at age 77. First the dementia and then the Alzheimer's. She wasn't taking proper nutrients, drank well-water, was on antidepressants, loved toxic beef liver that stank when she cooked it and cooked with aluminum. She didn't know all this good information. I have severe short-term memory loss and looking forward to correcting it. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aging    2. Cognitive Psychology    3. Developmental - Adulthood & Aging    4. General    5. Gerontology    6. Middle age    7. Middle-aged persons    8. Old age    9. Psychological aspects    10. Psychology    11. Memory improvement & thinking techniques   


20. What Are Old People For?: How Elders Will Save the World
by Vanderwyk & Burnham
Hardcover (20 September, 2004)
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Isbn: 1889242209
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1-0 out of 5 stars Vision for the Future
This book outlines ways in which current society neglects and relegates elders so that they become invisible at a time when they have something special to offer the larger culture. The author challenges the reader to think creatively about how care for elders can be provided in a more dignified way. I highly recommend this provocative book for anyone interested in changing the way society views aging, abilities and wisdom.

5-0 out of 5 stars I loved this book.
This book was recommended to me by the local County Commissioner of Senior Services.As a nurse and caregiver for my mother, I had not been exposed to some of the ideas that Dr. Thomas discusses. The book has taught me to look at aging from many different perspectives. One thought that is discussed is how we are an anti-aging society as evidenced by the fact that we are not running down to the drug store to buy wrinkle cream!
5-0 out of 5 stars What are Old People For?: How Elders will Save the World
Sensitive and progressive approach to the services for the older adult. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aging - General    2. Anthropology - Cultural    3. Care    4. Developmental - Adulthood & Aging    5. Gerontology    6. Longevity    7. Old age    8. Older people    9. Psychology Of The Aged    10. Social Gerontology    11. Social Science    12. Social conditions    13. Sociology    14. Age groups    15. Family & Relationships / Aging   


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