Synopses & Reviews
In the tradition of Atul Gawande and Sherwin Nuland, Marc Agronin writes luminously and unforgettably of life as he sees it as a doctor. His beat is a nursing home in Miami that some would dismiss as Gods waiting room.” Nothing in the young doctors medical training had quite prepared him for what he was to discover there. As Agronin first learned from ninety-eight-year-old Esther and, later, from countless others, the true scales of aging arent one-sidedyou cant list the problems without also tallying the hopes and promises. Drawing on moving personal experiences and in-depth interviews with pioneers in the field, Agronin conjures a spellbinding look at what aging means todayhow our bodies and brains age, and the very way we understand aging.
A young doctors reflections on his experiences as a nursing-home psychiatristwith remarkable stories of vitality and growth that transformed his view of aging
In the tradition of Atul Gawande and Sherwin Nuland
a spellbinding look at what aging means today.”--Washington Times
Marc Agronin writes luminously of life as he sees it as a doctor. His beat? A nursing home in Miami. Drawing on moving personal experiences--those of his patients and their families, as well as his own--and on in-depth interviews with pioneers in the field, Agronin conjures an unforgettable look at what aging means today: how our bodies and brains change over timeand how even the very way we understand aging is changing too.
About the Author
Marc Agronin, MD, a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Medical School, is the psychiatrist at the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital. His articles have appeared in the New York Times and many other periodicals. He lives in Cooper City, Florida.