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The Practical Guide to Aging

What Everyone Needs to Know

Christine K. Cassel


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A comprehensive and user-friendly reference for aging

One of the most daunting aspects of growing older is the torrent of advice we face about maintaining our physical health and our mental acuity. Entire books have been written on how to manage finances, how to avoid falls, how to care for aging parents. Yet, too often, the advice offered is overwhelmingly complicated or diffuse and difficult to locate precisely when it is needed most.

In this comprehensive reference, authorities in their respective fields discuss topics such as the normal processes of aging, how laws affect the elderly, what forms of exercise are most beneficial at various stages of life, family issues, and more. Informative charts and graphs supplement the concise, accessible chapters, which are followed by a comprehensive listing of major national and regional organizations serving the elderly.

Ideal as an upbeat, forward-looking gift or as a personal resource, The Practical Guide to Aging is a user-friendly book for young and old, a helpful guide regardless of age or circumstance.

New York University Press, 9780814715154, 340pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 1999

About the Author

Christine K. Cassel, M.D., is Chairman of the Department of Geriatrics and Human Development at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She has also been Director of the Center on Aging, Health, and Society, and George M. Eisenberg Professor in Geriatrics at the University of Chicago.