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The Age Wave: How The Most Important Trend Of Our Time Can Change Your Future Paperback – January 1, 1990

ISBN-13: 978-0553348064 ISBN-10: 055334806X

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (January 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055334806X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553348064
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Dychtwald, 38, a psychologist and gerontologist, has spent the past 15 years researching and speaking about the abilities and strengths of the elderly. With freelance writer Flowers, he focuses here on the aging of the baby boom generation, predicting an "age wave" that will change society and challenge its gerontophobic myths because of the quality of life the boomers have come to expect. Many troubling statistics about aging reappearthe rising numbers of the frailest 85-plus group, the preponderance of single (usually widowed) women, the lower ratio of children to parentsbut the book's interest lies in its creative proposals: volunteer service credits that can be drawn on in later life, "matrix families" made up of adult peers living together, corporate "parent care" benefits, even lifestyle experiments such as man-sharing. 150,000 first printing, $100,000 ad/promo; first serial to Family Circle; BOMC, QPBC and Fortune Book Club alternates.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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YA As the trend toward the aging of America continues, books on this topic will be in greater demand. This particular book gives current data on such topics as the rise in the average life expectancy, annual birth rate, and changing behavioral patterns. In addition, considerable space is spent on looking at trends in leisure, life styles, work, personal relationships, family, and the market place. Rather than dwelling on such statistics as frequency of abuse in nursing homes, Dychtwald looks at the changing ratio of grandparents to grandchildren and the increase in college attendance by people over 65. He profiles what may be major changes in retirement living and the design and look of America when we become a nation of elder boomers. Today's students may find particularly relevent the section about the shift in responsibility and focus that they will be required to make when their parents and grandparents turn to them for financial support and care giving. The lack of an index restricts the book's use for research on specific areas, but it does include many names of people and organizations within the text which could lead to further research. Carolyn Praytor Boyd, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, Tex.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

The bestselling author of books such as Age Wave and Bodymind, Dr. Ken Dychtwald is a psychologist, gerontologist, lecturer, and the founding president of Age Wave, LLC. He is widely viewed as the nation's foremost authority on the aging."

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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
I first came across "Age Wave' as a footnote in an insurance flyer. Something made me want to read it. It had to be ordered it since it was hard to find, but I am so glad that I followed my gut instinct. I have read, reread, highligted, bookmarked and folded over corners in my at least seven times through it. The reality has become such an integral portion of my life that I left my position with an insurance agency to do what I really feel is important -- to educate people and TRY to make them understand the importance of long term care insurance to protect our parents, ourselves, and our children. I have never in my life been an activist (during Viet Nam I was in a "coma"), but after having read Age Wave, I have become an activist. I agree that this can be a more devastating situation than any in our age or any preceeding. Ken Dychtwald and his wife are Renaissance people in putting all of the inevitabilities of the modern technologies that we embrace in perspective. What they are trying to tell us, without a doubt, is that we have to cover our butts or "get out of Dodge." The wonderful world that our parents and we as "Boomers" have tried to to build will not last unless we get rid of the denial that people do age and need care and it is not always available. We cannot hide money any longer to qualify for Medicaid. We cannot expect the government to pay for it. The governmet has already told us that. We cannot expect our children and grandchildren to pay 50 to 60 % of their paychecks for entitlements so that we can ignore needed protection or hide money. We need to be responsible once again in our lives and accept the fact that we will age, and will develop chronic illnesses because of advanced age and we will need care. So we must protect our world and our heirs from the devastating effects. I can't wait to read the new book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 28, 1999
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Age Wave is really a classic, well-written book that covers all kinds of subjects on aging. The graphics that show the changes in demographics in the U.S. may be worth the book's price alone. One section that talks about how we now play and rest more than we used to was clearly written before the downsizing trend began. But, for the most part, the comprehensive coverage of work, play and all the rest expected in retirement is presented in a consise, easy-to-read style. It is truly a classic, well-written book that should be a good read for anyone interested in retirement and aging issues.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Wendy on August 7, 2002
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Great book! Important - very important - issues, but dated. Read his new book _Age_Power_. Lots of good facts and lots of excellent suggestions. If you want to be in the know, read this book and write your congressional reps.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LAUNA STOUT- Children'sBooks.BellaOnline on May 30, 2010
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This book will retire the many myths of aging. Just because people get old doesn't mean they stop living. In America many opportunities are available for people as they retire and age. This book has a section that explains the shift from a nuclear, child-centered orientation to the new family where everyone is an adult. With these shifts changes evolve. The social unit changes constantly in size and tone and style. Whether you are the grandparent, parent or the son or daughter this book will help you understand your role as it changes. It allows us to think about how we care for ourselves and each other. I gave it 3 stars because it is a bit dated in the charts and graphs and some concepts.
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