Aging With Attitude: Growing Older With Dignity And Vitality

Hardcover | May 31, 2004

byRobert Levine

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The Rolling Stones (now in their 60s) have sung to us for years about "what a drag it is getting old," but it doesn't have to be that way. Despite living in a youth-oriented society, many of the aged patients seen by Dr. Levine have kept their emotional zest, intellectual zeal, and empowering dignity. Levine points out well-known public figures who are clearly aging with dignity and vitality. The neurologist author shows steps we can take to age while retaining these qualities, defying a society that challenges this quest. Living longer is not enough for most of us: we don't want to just survive. The quality of our life as we age is most important, and much of that depends on our attitudes and approach. The text includes strategies to optimize self-esteem as well as health, including attention to nurtrition, exercise, health care, education and mind stimulation, sexuality, social activities, and cosmetics and cosmetic surgery. Readers are shown the physiological facts of aging, from cellular to systemic changes. The most common diseases in old age are described, and actions are suggested to avoid many of the diseases. Levine also explores how the disorders change abilities and self-perception.

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The Rolling Stones (now in their 60s) have sung to us for years about "what a drag it is getting old," but it doesn't have to be that way. Despite living in a youth-oriented society, many of the aged patients seen by Dr. Levine have kept their emotional zest, intellectual zeal, and empowering dignity. Levine points out well-known publi...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:225 pages, 9.56 × 6.46 × 0.93 inPublished:May 31, 2004Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275981738

ISBN - 13:9780275981730

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?The focus of Aging with Attitude: Growing Older with Dignity and Vitality is exploring how people can approach life so that it can be rewarding and can produce a sense of worth and self-respect. There is no simple or single path: yet, successful aging appears to come by each individual seeking the "right" path for himself or herself. Obstacles to aging well are explored and ideas that individuals can use along their paths so they can enjoy life and live it well are shared....Aging with Attitude is enjoyable reading. There are pleasant quotes and short stories of how people adapt and adjust to the aging process. Public libraries, senior centers, and other facilities where adults gather will enjoy having this book available. Adults of all ages will learn something from Aging with Attitude that will enrich their dignity and vitality.??Activities, Adaptation, & Aging