Aging, But Never Old: The Realities, Myths, and Misrepresentations of the Anti-Aging Movement (Praeger Series on Contemporary Health & Living) (Hardcover)
There are many myths and much misinformation about aging. At the same time, there are few trustworthy books on the subject. Aging, But Never Old: The Realities, Myths, and Misrepresentations of the Anti-Aging Movement was written to address those myths and fill that gap. Written by an eminent geriatric specialist, this book will educate readers about the specialty of geriatric medicine, helping them understand what true geriatric care is and what it can do for older adults.
The book opens with a comparison of scientifically sound geriatric medicine as compared to its arch rival, the "anti-aging business." It goes on to discuss the most important medical issues an older adult will face, explaining them in layman's terms and through the use of case examples. Full of sage advice, humor, and easy-to-remember suggestions pertaining to each issue discussed, this upbeat volume will help older adults and their children and caregivers better navigate the increasingly complex medical options older adults now face.
About the Author
Juergen Bludau, MD, a Harvard-trained geriatrician, is in charge of the clinical geriatric services at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA and the Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plain, MA.