This all sounds like wonderful news, except that Dychtwald fears that "we are woefully unprepared" for the aging of the boomers. He sounds a wake-up call to "the five social train wrecks we need to prevent." For example, society will face epidemics of chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's (14 million Americans will have it by the mid-21st century). Tens of millions will live their long, last years in poverty. And living longer will be worthless if the elderly spend their last decades doing little more than watching television--40 million retirees average 43 hours a week of TV now!
Age Power describes the aging-related dangers ahead of us and solutions (both social and personal) for preventing them. "Tips to age-proof your life" at the end of many chapters help you put the points into action. "Many of the painful, punishing challenges of old age could be prevented if informed choices were made earlier in life," says Dychtwald, and although this serious book is not easy reading, it will help you make much more informed choices. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
As a sociologist, I have used Dr. Dychtwald's insightful analysis in the past.
Written in an informative manner for the general reader, I found his book fresh with ideas about how to understand the landscape of the future.
Dychtwald's "Age Power" is a fascinating book about the implications that will come from the aging of 78 million baby boomers.
Ken Dychtwald has been writing for many years about how society will change as a higher and higher proportion of the population is 65 and older. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Paul Froehlich
Although somewhat dated, this is still a very useful book and worth the read. I highly suggest this book for a beginning foundation on social aging.Published 1 month ago by Teresa Weaver
Dychtwald gives his take on the impending retirement of baby boomers, and in general his take on the impact of extended life spans for everyone. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Richard Subber
I had to buy it for class and it was required. This is a good book for class and as a reference. It ok and I learn from it.Published 20 months ago by Zetta Stevenson
Dr. Dychtwald brings up an important point in this book that many have failed to adequately consider regarding the implementation of universal health care in the United States. Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by Robert Szekely
A book everyone would benefit from reading. It's a MUST read. Not only are the issues well presented with clear and insightful facts, but thoughtful answers are presented -... Read morePublished on August 27, 2002 by Wendy
After reading this book at the insistence of a college I have come to the conclusion that this is nothing more than another
attempt to force "lite" socialism down... Read more
This book maps out the terrain that 76 million people are now entering. The social implications are dealt with at length. Read morePublished on November 1, 2000 by pmoneylee