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Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives (Hardcover)

| Dutton Books | 1/7/2020

ISBN-10 : 1524744182   ISBN-13 : 9781524744182   List Price : $30.00

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Overview

INSTANT TOP 10 BESTSELLER  *New York Times *USAToday *Washington Post *LA Times

"Debunks the idea that aging inevitably brings infirmity and unhappiness and instead offers a trove of practical, evidence-based guidance for living longer and better."
&;Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive 

SUCCESSFUL AGING delivers powerful insights:
&; Debunking the myth that memory always declines with age
&; Confirming that "health span"&;not "life span"&;is what matters
&; Proving that sixty-plus years is a unique and newly recognized developmental stage
&; Recommending that people look forward to joy, as reminiscing doesn't promote health

Levitin looks at the science behind what we all can learn from those who age joyously, as well as how to adapt our culture to take full advantage of older people's wisdom and experience. Throughout his exploration of what aging really means, using research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences, Levitin reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age.

Successful Aging inspires a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise. 


A leading neuroscientist and best-selling author examines how to make the most of our post-60 years by examining those who age joyously and discussing resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks. Illustrations.

"Author of the iconic bestsellers This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin turns his keen insights to what happens in our brains as we age; why we should think about health span, not life span; and, based on a rigorous analysis of neuroscientific evidence, how you can make the most of your seventies, eighties, and nineties today, no matter how old you are now"--

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 1524744182
  • ISBN-13: 9781524744182
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 480
  • Dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 5.98 (h) x 1.18 (d)
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