A close look at the thoughts of persons growing older, and of those watching them do so, realizing that one day, they will follow the path of aging as well. Great reading for people of all ages. A qualitative interview-based study, with vignettes and insights of great appeal to lay readers, students and professionals.
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Every one of us thinks about growing old. For some this is a far off concept, while for others aging is occurring right now or in the not-so-distant future. Without a doubt, the average increase in life expectancy and in marriage breakup will force many more individuals, families, and friends to deal with the psychological factors of aging -- aging in families, aging in marriages, aging alone, aging in a world where aging is not well understood.
New appreciations for the aging process are forming, and there is great hope we can navigate our parents', our siblings', our friends', and our own aging processes in every more wonderful ways.