As Revelatory As Atul Gawande S Being Mortal, Physician And Award Winning Author Louise Aronson S Elderhood Is An Essential, Empathetic Look At A Vital But Often Disparaged Stage Of Life.For Than 5,000 Years, Old Has Been Defined As Beginning Between The Ages Of 60 And 70 That Means Most People Alive Today Will Spend Years In Elderhood Than In Childhood, And Many Will Be Elders For 40 Years Or Yet At The Very Moment That Humans Are Living Longer Than Ever Before, We Ve Made Old Age Into A Disease, A Condition To Be Dreaded, Denigrated, Neglected, And Denied Reminiscent Of Oliver Sacks, Noted Harvard Trained Geriatrician Louise Aronson Uses Stories From Her Quarter Century Of Caring For Patients, And Draws From History, Science, Literature, Popular Culture, And Her Own Life To Weave A Vision Of Old Age That S Neither Nightmare Nor Utopian Fantasy A Vision Full Of Joy, Wonder, Frustration, Outrage, And Hope About Aging, Medicine, And Humanity Itself Elderhood Is For Anyone Who Is, In The Author S Own Words, An Aging, I.e., Still Breathing Human Being.
Louise Aronson is a writer and a doctor whose work appears in literary magazines, newspapers, and medical journals, including Narrative Magazine, the Bellevue Literary Review, the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New England Journal and Lancet She is Professor of Medicine at the University of California where she does Housecalls, directs the Northern California Geriatrics Education Center
- 464 pages
- Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life
- Louise Aronson
- 15 November 2019 Louise Aronson