The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life (Google eBook)

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PublicAffairs, Sep 1, 2009 - Medical - 576 pages
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Dr. Robert N. Butler coined the term ?ageismOCO and made ?AlzheimerOCOsOCO a familiar word. Now he brings his formidable knowledge to a recent and unprecedented achievement: the extension of human life expectancy by thirty years, and the growing number of people over age sixty-five.

Alarmingly, our society has not adapted to this change. In this urgent and ultimately optimistic book, Butler calls for us to reexamine our personal and societal approach to aging right now, so that the boomers and the generations that follow may have a financially secure and vigorous final chapter of life.

  

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Until the early 20th century, few people made it to age 50; today, the average life expectancy is 77 and will continue to grow as science finds new ways to extend life, writes gerontologist Butler ... Read full review

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From vitamins to pensions, from the good life to just hanging on, this book is a good resource of useful starting points for thinking toward a human future, not just for baby-boomers, but for all of us.

Contents

PART II
19
PART III
95
PART IV
189
PART V
341
PART VI
381
TABLES
403
NOTES
441
BIBLIOGRAPHY
493
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
531
INDEX
533
About the Author
555
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About the author (2009)

Physician, gerontologist, psychiatrist, public servant, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Why Survive, Robert N. Butler, MD, was president and CEO of the International Longevity Center.

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