Time on Our Side: Growing in Wisdom, Not Growing Old

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HarperCollins, Mar 6, 1995 - Adjustment (Psychology) in old age - 408 pages
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Now that life expectancy in the developed world is well over 70, fear of imminent death has receded and been replaced by a dread of growing old. While our definition of old is dependent on the age we have reached - in our 20s we fear turning 30, in our 50s we fear turning 60 and becoming an old-age pensioner - we all share a horror of becoming one of those forgetful, incapacitated, ludicrous figures our parents, aunts and uncles may have become.

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Contents

Acknowledgements
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THE FEARFUL PASSAGE OF TIME
19
FEARING TO GROW OLD
32
Copyright

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Rowe is a clinical psychologist world-renowned for her work on depression.

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