The End of Old Age
Marc E. Agronin
Rating: 3 / 5
It’s a title designed to catch the attention of a lot of Australians—around 3.5 million, at least. That’s roughly the number of people who are aged 65 and over.
By 2042, the number of Aussies in this age bracket is predicted to be about a quarter of the population—and Australia has one of the highest life expectancies in the world. But old age now is different to that of generations past, according to Dr Marc Agronin. Based on his own research treating geriatric patients, the US psychiatrist puts forward a realistic—and hopeful—model to redefine the usual narrow views of old age.
A relaxed writing style, combined with people’s stories, make it an easy book to navigate as he aims to motivate readers to live purposeful lives, regardless of their circumstances.