How We Age

A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old

By Marc Agronin
(Da Capo Press, Hardcover, 9780306818530, 320pp.)

Publication Date: June 8, 2010

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A young doctor’s reflections on his experiences as a nursing-home psychiatrist—with remarkable stories of vitality and growth that transformed his view of aging

About the Author

Marc Agronin, MD, a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Medical School, is the psychiatrist at the Miami Jewish Home & Hospital. His articles have appeared in the New York Times and many other periodicals. He lives in Cooper City, Florida.

Monday, Feb 14, 2011

Late in life, mental health problems are often dismissed as inevitable signs of aging and decline. But in How We Age, geriatric psychiatrist Marc Agronin says doctors are giving up too easily on the psychological needs of seniors. More at

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