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of it in a house calls practiceI m a former caregiver o my now deceased parents and it in a house calls practiceI m a former caregiver Ballistic to my now deceased parents and person over 50 When I started reading I hoped for much about living my best life while also being 50han about how poorly Octopuses: A Ladybird Expert Book the US medical systemreats he elderly Aronson writes a stem o stern indictment of both primary care and specialist physicians medical raining practices hospitals
their staff and administrators as well as everything about nursing homes and staff and administrators as well as everything about nursing homes and careStill it s best o go into my own elderhood with my eyes wide open right And Aronson definitely provides hat Elderhood aught me a Darwin Becomes Art: Aesthetic Vision in the Wake of Darwin: 1870-1920 tremendous amount about widely rangingopics And I do mean widely ranging I made a list of he opics Beyond Effective that have stuck with me since finishinghe book The realities of being old or caring for someone who is Death and dying he process and honoring people s wishes The exceptional elderly like Oliver Sacks or he author s mother Ageism and institutional bias in medicine Doctoring in geriatrics or gerontology pathologies and philosophies Ineuities in physician specialties in pay and prestige for example Physician burnout and he part EMR electronic medical record plays in it Proposals for improvement in medical facilities o better accommodate elders Proposals for changing how we care for elders not necessarily better procedures The author s internal debates about embracing her graying hairStructureAronson organizes her opics by he stages of life starting with Conception Birth and Childhood and continuing hrough various Adulthood and Elderhood stages hen ending with Death At he same ime she discusses her progression from medical student Fully Involved to doctoro burnout #and reinvigorated physician and writerLike a densely layered cake she adds patient stories Incest Erotica Bundle to her own life experiences Andhen philosophy #reinvigorated physician and writerLike a densely layered cake she adds patient stories o her own life experiences And hen philosophy science and many other From One Night to Wife topics Atimes he layer cake hreatens Contemporary Latin American Literature: Original Selections from the Literary Giants for Intermediate and Advanced Students toopple with he weight of hese varied and intense Urania: A Romance topics But I progressed bite by bitehrough her book I recommend Children in the Global Sex Trade taking yourime with his one in order o really absorb her Wild Mustang topicsHadhe chapters been Ldhood and many will be elders for 40 years or Yet at he very moment hat humans are living longer han ever before we've made old age into a disease a condition o be dreaded denigrated neglected and denied Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks noted Harvard rained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her uarter century of caring for patien. While I completely agree with he points hat Grandpa Grumpy's Family the author is making it feels waaaayyyyoo drawn out Yes We as a society need The Guardian toake better care of our beloved seniors Yes They absolutely need someone Dead Girls, Dead Boys, Dead Things to advocate forhem and Sandpiper Drift to helphem negotiate he ridiculous amount of red ape hat has urned he American health care system into he dumpster fire hat it is But his reads like a memoir of all he evils of our health care system over and over and over Ten members of our book club read itbut all of hem freely admitted hat hey just COULDN T read it all and skipped much of it because it was just oo edious for a layman Perhaps better suited for medical professionals Yes I read another book about Bachelor-Auction Bridegroom (The Way We Met...And Married) (Harlequin American Romance Series) the elderly andheir The State of Public Administration treatment in America I was filled with some foreboding whenhe author s note included The State of Public Administration: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities the off puttingly self regarding guidancehat his book doesn always walk a straight line from here Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East (Critical Youth Studies) tohere It dances and indeed Aronson s style often proved Alexandria, Real and Imagined to be nails on a blackboard The chapteritles go The Complete Editor throughhe life phases going from Infant and Toddler Architecture and Armed Conflict: The Politics of Destruction through Elderly and Agedhough hey re mostly alking #about her career as a geriatrician eg when she was a baby just starting out rather Talking with Doctors thanhe age #her career as a geriatrician eg when she was a doctor just starting out rather The Yipping Tiger and Other Tales from the Neuropsychiatric Clinic thanhe age Theorists of the Modernist Novel: James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf the subjects And a lot ofhe book is somewhat repetitive complaining Marley that American society doesn respect older people or Annie, Between the States the doctors like Aronson whory o care for hem enough made even less effective because Aronson sometimes seems Cruel Harvest to haveo strain Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives to be outraged abouthings she s upset when elderly people agree hat others should get priority for some hings and doesn seem o have a lot of solutions other Trilobites than everyone should believe what I do I ended up puttinghe book down for several weeks on multiple occasions and only finished it out of grim misplaced principle Originally published on my book blog TheBibliophagecomLouise Aronson subtitles Elderhood with The Friend the following Redefining Aging Transforming Medicine Reimagining Life I submithat she focuses primarily on Bomber Boys: Fighting Back, 1940-1945 the second ofhese Through Streets Broad and Narrow topics ratherhan Someone To Love the otherwo And The Subterraneous Passage; or, Gothic Cell that makes sense because she has many years. As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal physician and award winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of lifeForhan 5000 years old has been defined as beginning between The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life the ages of 60 and 70 That means most people aliveoday will spend years in elderhood han in chi. .
Rranged by Alamein topic a reader could reviewhose areas whose content appealed or applied Undone Is Beautiful: There Is Beauty to Be Found in the Middle of the Mess tohem Of #course hey would hen filter he information hrough heir own lens of experience But ignoring #they would hen filter Learning to See the informationhrough heir own lens of experience
"But Ignoring Part Means Not "ignoring part means not he entire picture as Aronson sees it Her structural decisions force he reader o see elderhood Surviving Seduction through her lens with its specificity and diversityMy conclusionsThis isn an easy book And I mean It Takes A Thief (Hagen Series that inerms of both content and style Reading about age declining function bad medical experiences and good death was ultimately pretty depressing But everyone ages There s no avoiding it despite rampant anti aging culture Aronson provides a valuable perspective one I ll recommend o many peopleAronson s writing style doesn read easily She s spent a career reading medical journals and sometimes it shows in he duller sections Conversely her ability o The Moon Platoon tellhe highly nuanced patient stories is errific And here are definitely moments when it feels like she s rying o hard o make philosophical connectionsNevertheless if you are her intended audience I hink you ll like Aronson s book Elderhood itself is just as complex as his book so be aware going in I m giving it 35 stars for its depth of content if not always its organization and styleAcknowledgementsThanks o NetGalley Bloomsbury USA and The Sudanese Communist Party: Ideology and Party Politics the author for a digital advanced readers copy ofhis book in exchange for his honest review Medicine odayhas become as much about prevention as well as reatment It s at least moving in hat direction with many medical doctors oday re educating hemselves in Functional medicine Taking Smart Risks: How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes are High treatinghe whole person looking for root causes rather Risk thanreatment alone It was only when Louise Aronson a medical doctor herself beginning in 1992 started having health problems in 2015 face Pretty Sly to face withhe likelihood of ongoing discomfort and disability Unravel Me that she began adjusting her new reality her abilityo understand how medicine fit into our larger social cultural economic and political worlds became acute Louise asks If geriatrics adeuately addressed old age wouldn J. G. Ballard the rest of medicine and everyone else hav. Ts and draws from history science literature popular culture and her own life o weave a vision of old age hat's neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy a vision full of joy wonder frustration outrage and hope about aging medicine and humanity itself Elderhood is for anyone who is in he author's own words an aging ie still breathing human bei.