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A Consumer's guide to aging

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Publisher:
The Johns Hopkins University Press,
Pub. Date:
[1992]
Language:
English
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If you're over 50, A Consumer's Guide to Aging is the book you've been looking for--a comprehensive, fact-filled, and reliable resource addressing your changing questions and concerns. From the highly respected team of doctors and social workers who contribute to "On Aging "--the nationally syndicated advice column read in more than six million households--here is sound advice for making smart choices on issues ranging from health and housing to fitness and finances. With many real-life examples from the letters written to "On Aging," this remarkably complete guide offers detailed information on virtually every issue of concern to older Americans:
Physical Health: keeping fit with diet and exercise; common health problems in later life; understanding prevention and treatment;
Mental Health: handling the emotional stress of adjusting to retirement, health problems, the loss of a spouse, and other changes; signs of depression; self-help; professional help;
Medical Care: talking to health-care professionals; choosing a physician; understanding health-care options; making the most of insurance coverage;
Personal Finances: planning for financial independence; choosing a financial adviser; managing income from pension plans, investments, and social security; estate planning; living wills, living trusts, and other options;
Housing: staying put, renovating, relocating, living abroad; safety, maintenance, companionship, recreation, and health-care considerations; pros and cons of condominiums, retirement communities, life-care facilities, and nursing homes;
Family Relationships: changing family roles; styles of grandparenting; multi-generational households; the empty nest "refilled"; caring for a parent or spouse at home; divorce and remarriage;
Sex and Intimacy: maintaining an active sex life; normal changes in sexual function; effects of illness and medication; impotence and physical impairments; diagnosis and treatment of sexual problems;
Work: defending against age discrimination; balancing a career and changing concerns; retirement options; job-sharing; getting a job, starting a business, becoming a consultant;
Leisure Time: trying new activities; going back to school; tips for travelers; volunteering; hobbies and recreational activities.
Americans are rejecting age limits for running marathons, climbing mountains, continuing careers--or starting new ones. That's why this book deals not with old age, but with the aspects of life that affect how you feel and what you do: physical and mental abilities, healthful lifestyles, social contacts, verve, humor, love, and self-esteem. A Consumer's Guide to Aging is a source of down-to-earth, intelligent advice that will challenge everything you've heard about growing old.
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subject_facetAging -- United States -- Psychological aspects
Older people -- Health and hygiene -- United States
Retirement -- United States -- Planning
title_displayA Consumer's guide to aging
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Health and hygiene
Older people
Planning
Psychological aspects
Retirement