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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Lachs Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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We’re all getting older, all the time, but too often our culture defines the aging process negatively instead of embracing it as a natural part of life. Nowhere is this problem more pronounced than in our health care system, where ageist medicine often serves to worsen our medical issues instead of helping us figure out how to address or avoid them. Whether we’re forty or eighty, what we need is an insider’s guide to staying healthy, including choosing the right doctor, learning to play a role in managing our own care, and figuring out how to plan financially for our own future or the future of a parent.

In this book, renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs takes listeners on a grand tour of adult medicine, showing how we can navigate a complex and confusing system so as to make the best choices for ourselves and our loved ones. With gentle humor and great wisdom, Lachs explains how being proactive and making smart decisions about health care can lay the groundwork for a satisfying, active lifestyle that lasts well into the golden years. You’ll find out

  • how to identify a great primary care doctor, specialist, or care facility;
  • why the hospital is no place for sick people;
  • how to make home improvements that will keep the nursing home at bay; and
  • why small life changes in your forties can lead to extra decades of good health later on.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Charity | 1/19/2011

    " Good treatise on how to prepare and respond to an aging parent's medical needs "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joan | 1/1/2011

    " I wish I'd had this book earlier (but it wasn't written yet). Everyone 40 and older should own a copy, read it and save it for reference, for issues concerning parents and yourself. Written with remarkable clarity, and gets to the nitty-gritty. Stuff we have to know and resist knowing. "

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About the Author

Mark Lachs is the director of Cornell’s Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care, director of geriatrics for the New York–Presbyterian Healthcare System, chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Weill Medical College, and the Irene F. and I. Roy Psaty Distinguished professor of clinical medicine.