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The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life

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Pulitzer-prize winning author Dr. Robert Butler coined the term "ageism" and made "Alzheimer's" a familiar word. Now he brings his formidable knowledge and experience in aging issues to a recent and unprecedented achievement: the extension of human life expectancy by thirty years. As Butler shows, our society had not yet adapted to this change.

The U.S. has not made a research investment in aging. Only eleven medical schools out of 145 have geriatrics departments compared to England where geriatrics is the number two specialty. We have not solidified private pension plans or strengthened Social Security to ensure that people do not outlive their resources. In this urgent and ultimately optimistic book, Dr. Butler shows why and how we must re-examine our personal and societal approach to aging right now, so that the boomers and the generations that follow may have a financially secure, vigorous, and healthy final chapter life.

Synopsis:

A pioneering, Pulitzer Prize-winning doctor reflects on the recent unprecedented leap in human life expectancy— and what we must do to take advantage of it

About the Author

New England Journal of Medicine

“This book has the potential to change the future of this country for the better…”

 

Journal of American Medicine Association, January 7, 2009

“Robert Butler must be counted as one of the princes of geriatric medicine in the United States. He has led a long and industrious career as physician, educator, medical civil servant, and, above all, champion of the elderly… Butler’s book offers a clear critique of the present gerontological situation as well as some perceptive solutions.”

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586485535
Subtitle:
The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life
Author:
Butler, Robert
Author:
Butler, Robert N.
Publisher:
PublicAffairs <DIV>Physician, gerontologist, psychiatrist, public servant and Pulitzer Prizewinning author of<i>Why Survive</i>, <b>Robert N. Butler, M.D.</b> is president and CEO of the International Longevity Center. In 1975, he became founding dir
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medical policy
Subject:
Longevity
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Quality of life
Subject:
Geriatrics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080304
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 33.50 oz

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