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.
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 9 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 13 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
In my opinion the author is completely off base with his theories. I don't see how this book can help anyone of any age. I'm glad this was a borrowed book. Read morePublished on October 4, 2000 by Tom Howe
If you're one of us 78 million baby boomers and you're self-interested or socially conscious (either or both, it doesn't matter) you need to read this book. Read morePublished on April 28, 2000 by Tuckerdout
As our nation's health care policy is debated, Ken Dychtwald's book is critically important if we are to address the problems of the future and not just the politics of the moment. Read morePublished on April 25, 2000 by Craig Fuller