Item description for Aging Well: The Complete Guide to Physical and Emotional Health by Wei & Levkoff...
In this definitive, prescriptive guide to all aspects of aging, the authors-both top experts on aging at Harvard Medical School-offer a complete and highly accessible reference focused on the physical and emotional issues that affect seniors and their loved ones. Here is invaluable advice on a range of topics, from lifestyle choices to retirement and insurance options to coping with loss and other life concerns. Aging Well addresses such increasingly important subjects as: * Safety risks associated with growing older * Alternative medicine and the right questions to ask * Assisting aging parents and other challenges of the "sandwich generation" * Mail-order products for seniors * Healthy-aging research and potential therapies * How to optimize and strengthen your health if your body is affected by illness or disease Aging Well contains what you need to know to help you and your loved ones live fuller, healthier lives, whether you're 40, 50, or older-because aging well is living well.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.34" Width: 7.54" Height: 0.85" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2001
ISBN 0471082066 ISBN13 9780471082064
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More About Wei & Levkoff
Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of the Division on Aging at Harvard Medical School and Senior Physician at the Gerontology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Sue Levkoff, Sc.D., is an Associate Professor of the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of the Department of Health and Social Behavior in the Harvard Medical School of Public Health.
Reviews - What do customers think about Aging Well: The Complete Guide to Physical and Emotional Health?
Simply great! Oct 28, 2001
I am an avid reader of books on health and I found this book to be a real gem for my library collection. I have presented it to many of my friends over the age of 40 - for I believe that "aging well" should start early. This book has helped me and my parents, and all other relatives and friends enormously. It should be on everyone's bookshelf.
A Great book Oct 17, 2001
This book is an excellent reference for anyone interested in the aging process. It is easy to read and yet provides a depth of knowledge not readily available in other books. It is also a superb gift for anyone who enjoys life and desires to continue doing it, by aging well!
A Treasure of information Jan 15, 2001
I have really enjoyed reading this book. It has given me insight into the aging process from a medical and scientific point of view which very few books do. Armed with this knowledge, I feel more confident about taking care of my parents and of my own health. Thank you Dr. Jeanne Wei and Dr. Sue Levkoff for sharing with us this wealth of information!
Excellent reference Jan 11, 2001
This was an excellent resource for my wife and I. All aspects of aging are covered. It has help us be more educated when we discuss things with our physicians. It also has allowed us to ask appropriate questions and really get a handle on our disease. I recommened it for everyone
Superb and most comprehensive Oct 22, 2000
This book really is an encyclopedia of knowledge about the process of aging as well as the various diseases commonly found in older individuals. It covers every organ system in the body and even provides information on the medications used to treat the age-related disorders. The book also covers the social impact of aging, and gives a list of useful resources for assitance. It promises no magic potions for reversal of the aging process, but provides accurate and scientific information to improve one's health, no matter how frail. Aging is an invetable process, and for those of us who are realistic, this book is superb!