I’ve Got Some Good News and Some Bad News: YOU’RE OLD

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June 3, 2015

Writ­ten for the aging and the aged, their chil­dren, and younger peo­ple who aspire to grow old, I’ve Got Some Good News and Some Bad News: YOU’RE OLD illu­mi­nates the emo­tion­al, psy­cho­log­i­cal, and spir­i­tu­al aspects of aging, along with the diverse strate­gies peo­ple use to adapt to its real­i­ties. YOU’RE OLD serves as a guide for all of us as we age, pro­vid­ing top­ics for con­tem­pla­tion and dis­cus­sion with friends, fam­i­ly, and col­leagues. Dr. David Bern­stein’s com­pas­sion and con­nec­tion with his patients has com­pelled him to share real patient sto­ries in his book, to explore what hap­pens as we age’­phys­i­cal­ly, men­tal­ly, spir­i­tu­al­ly, and social­ly. Each chap­ter includes notes on liv­ing longer, and resources in each sec­tion pro­vide top­ic-spe­cif­ic infor­ma­tion. Dr. Bern­stein’s mes­sage is clear: For a healthy, ful­fill­ing life, he encour­ages the under­stand­ing and prac­tice of what he calls the five attrib­ut­es of GRACE: Goals, Roots, Atti­tude, Compan­ion­ship, and Envi­ron­ment.

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