The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life (Hardcover)
The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life
PublicAffairs, 9781586485535, 576pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2008
The U.S. has not made a research investment in aging. Only eleven medical schools out of 145 have geriatrics departments compared to England where geriatrics is the number two specialty. We have not solidified private pension plans or strengthened Social Security to ensure that people do not outlive their resources. In this urgent and ultimately optimistic book, Dr. Butler shows why and how we must re-examine our personal and societal approach to aging right now, so that the boomers and the generations that follow may have a financially secure, vigorous, and healthy final chapter life.
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Praise For The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life…
New England Journal of Medicine
“This book has the potential to change the future of this country for the better…”
Journal of American Medicine Association, January 7, 2009
“Robert Butler must be counted as one of the princes of geriatric medicine in the United States. He has led a long and industrious career as physician, educator, medical civil servant, and, above all, champion of the elderly… Butler’s book offers a clear critique of the present gerontological situation as well as some perceptive solutions.”