Aging Gracefully with Dignity, Integrity and Spunk Intact: Aging Defiantly

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AuthorHouse, 2009 - Education - 252 pages
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Some years back, I started to think about writing a piece on "Aging Gracefully" and avoiding the hang-ups and no-good doers who seemed to be out there giving a large assist to the growing population of grey-haired adults marching down the path of diminishing capacities associated with aging, when a friend of mine asked for for advice. "How can this be?" she moaned, "I can't seem to remember things, I don't know where I put things, I am really worried: Is this the scourge of old age creeping up on me?..".This book is the answer to my short, sharp "No, " I definitely do not think you are losing it," The questions becomes more paramount as the "Silver Generation" (a term I much prefer) enters into a world where the miracles of science, medicine and technology promise a life span never before seen in this age group -- well into their 80's and 90's or more: -- and health as well! This book explores how to chart your own course, past panic and past outmoded social attitudes, cast off the nonsense and hogwash -and become a part of the a newly emerging Silver Generation of the 21st Century Divided into two parts, Part I deals with the world as we know it and exorcizes prevalent attitudes that attempt to keep those ''entering that age" anxious, panicked and planning for the inevitable; instead of planning for a life. Part II moves on to the wonderful new world awaiting.explores strengths, suggests treasure hunts along old and new pathways, presents a new paradigm, explores a Personal Retrieval System --within the self. Aging with Dignity, Integrity & Spunk Intact can become the norm for those of The Silver Generation who rare willing toeach for it, and a willing, also, to Age Defiantly!
 

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Contents

Preface
3
ENTERING THAT AGE
11
THE
22
ABSENTMINDEDNESS AS A POSITIVE
46
DEBUNKING MORE MYTHS II
53
TURN ON THAT HUMOR SWITCH
71
TAKING CHARGE
95
THE AGE OF THE SILVER
109
INTRODUCING A NEW PARADIGM
116
YOUR PERSONAL RETRIEVAL SYSTEM
151
EMPOWERING THE SILVER
168
MOVING ON WITH DIGNITY
202
EPILOGUE YOU CAN DO IT
217
APPENDIX TEN TIPS TO KEEP PEOPLE
225
Acknowledgments
234
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