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              The Book About Getting Older (for people who don't want to talk about it)

              The Book About Getting Older (for people who don't want to talk about it) (Hardback)

              By Pollock, Lucy

              • RRP: $40.00
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              ** Pre-order the most important book you'll ever read about the second half of your life now. ** We are all apprentice old people. More and more of us are living to a very great age. But how do we give those we love, and eventually ourselves, a chance to be older as happily and h...ealthily as we possibly can? Dr Lucy's book looks at answers, to questions big and small, and helps us understand that long life is something to be celebrated and embraced. Most situations, she tells us, are solvable. Is it normal to find you're falling out of love with your partner of many years, who is disappearing into dementia? * When does 'fiercely independent' turn into 'badly behaved'? * How do you navigate the near impossible discussions around resuscitation, intensity of treatments, power of attorney? * How do you get doctors to listen? * Should your mother be taking seven different medicines? * Are we all doomed to an incontinent future? * Should Dad be driving, and if not, who can stop him? * What does a good care home look like? This practical book, full of warmth, humour, philosophy, joy and real-life stories, is by a doctor who has worked her entire career as a geriatrician, caring for people who have complicated problems and who need answers to the delicate questions that arise as we get older. In the end, it comes down to finding a way to talk about it all with the people we love as well as the professionals. Only then, perhaps, can we make a better life for the older people in our families and communities and, ultimately, for ourselves.
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              ISBN 9780241423394
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Book About Getting Older (for people who don't want to talk about it)
                

              The Book About Getting Older (for people who don't want to talk about it) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pollock, Lucy

              • RRP: $41.99
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              • Pub Date
                26 May 22

              Pre-order the honest, compassionate and vital guide to getting older from Dr Lucy Pollock 'The most important book about the second half of your life you'll ever read. I wish everyone in the UK could be under Dr Lucy's care, but this is the next best thing' SANDI TOKSVIG 'This wa...rm and compassionate book gets to the heart of older age. Using stories and accessible explanations, it covers issues of declining health, quality of life and choices about the things that matter most' THE BRITISH GERIATRICS SOCIETY ____ Now more than ever, we need to talk about getting older. Many of us are living to a very great age. But how do we give those we love, and eventually ourselves, long lives that are as happy and healthy as possible? Dr Lucy's book gives us answers to the questions we can voice - and those that we can't. A long life should be embraced and celebrated, but it's not all easy. Yet even the most challenging situation can be helped by the right conversation. How do we start? * How do we ask whether it's worth taking seven different medicines? * Is it normal to find you're falling out of love with someone, as they disappear into dementia? * Should Dad be driving, and if not, who can stop him? * What are the secrets of the best care homes? * When does fierce independence become bad behaviour? * How do you navigate near-impossible discussions around resuscitation and intensity of treatments? * And who decides what happens when we become ill? Serious, funny, kind and knowledgeable, this readable book helps guide us through essential conversations about getting older that go straight to the heart of what matters most. ____ 'Dr Pollock writes with spirit and empathy, making this an engaging and thought-provoking read' Sunday Express 'Serious, funny, kind and knowledgeable, this book helps guide us through essential conversations about issues of getting older' Eastern Daily Press 'Wise, compassionate, well researched and very broad in its coverage. I've learnt a lot that wi
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              ISBN 9781405944434
              Released NZ 26 May 2022
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 26 May 2022
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