Winning strategies for successful aging / Eric Pfeiffer.

For anyone who is approaching a 65th birthday with trepidation, this valuable book offers heartening advice on navigating the later years of life. Dr. Eric Pfeiffer, who for thirty years has cared for--and learned from--elderly people, addresses with compassion and deep understanding the multitude o...

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Main Author: Pfeiffer, Eric, 1935- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2013.
Series:Yale University Press health & wellness.
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505 0 |a You have a whole generation of life left to live -- prepare accordingly -- Understand what successful aging is, and then plan to do it -- Choose your ideal place to live -- Know who you are -- and do something -- Make your relationships and social life a high priority -- Insist on good health -- everything else depends on it -- Stay mentally healthy -- Care for your brain to keep your memory sharp -- Hold on to your money so you don't outlive it -- Exercise every day, and make it fun -- Protect your independence -- Embrace your inner, spiritual self -- Maintain your sexual life -- Give charitably, and reap the rewards -- Plan for a good good-bye -- Know these secrets of successful living. 
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