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The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1586485535
ISBN-10: 1586485539
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There is probably no one who knows more about aging than Butler, who coined the term ageism, and founded the federal National Institute on Aging and the first medical school department of geriatrics. Winner of a Pulitzer for Why Survive? Butler now examines the health, economic and social consequences of the growing elderly population. Increasing longevity brings a host of challenges, such as finding better (and cheaper) treatments for chronic health problems; building a health-care system capable of handling the load; and legal protection against age discrimination. Many of Butler's topics overlap with family and women's issues, whether creating a fair elder-care system or strengthening profamily work policies. The author supplies plenty of hard data and lengthy notes. Although his discussions of Alzheimer's and various theories of aging are too technical for the average reader, most of his points are clear and concise, and quite optimistic; for example, Butler urges the need to reinvent ourselves to stay in the workforce. He presents a strong argument for why everyone, from individuals to doctors, marketers and policy makers, should pay far more attention to the growing elderly population worldwide. (Mar.)
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“This book has the potential to change the future of this country for the better…”


Journal of American Medicine Association, January 7, 2009
“Robert Butler must be counted as one of the princes of geriatric medicine in the United States. He has led a long and industrious career as physician, educator, medical civil servant, and, above all, champion of the elderly… Butler’s book offers a clear critique of the present gerontological situation as well as some perceptive solutions.”

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs; 1 edition (March 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586485539
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586485535
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #618,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Chan on August 9, 2010
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Dr. Butler's book captures the historic and current issues on living and longevity. Each of the 21 chapters is filled with facts and poignant opinions on relevant issues on living longer. An interesting fact that 72% of people over the age of 55 votes regularly and the growth of AARP should impact (but not) in the elections. The comprehensive and concise feature of the longevity revolution is a must read for all, from high school students to those in retirement.
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16 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Ken Dychtwald on March 7, 2008
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Dr. Bob Butler's Longevity Revolution is truly a masterful piece of work. No individual has done more, here in the US - or throughout the world - to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities, the fears and hopes of our longer lives. Serving as both physician and philosopher, Dr. Butler brilliantly charts the landcape of an increasingly longer-lived 21st century.
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By Jim on August 29, 2015
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I like it, the book. I thought it would be big like an encyclopedia. My imagination deceived me. Great pocket book.
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