The Art and Science of Aging Well: A Physician's Guide to a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit

The Art and Science of Aging Well: A Physician's Guide to a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit

by Mark E. Williams


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In the past century, average life expectancies have nearly doubled, and today, for the first time in human history, many people have a realistic chance of living to eighty or beyond. As life expectancy increases, Americans need accurate, scientifically grounded information so that they can take full responsibility for their own later years. In The Art and Science of Aging Well, Mark E. Williams, M.D., discusses the remarkable advances that medical science has made in the field of aging and the steps that people may take to enhance their lives as they age. Through his own observations and by use of the most current medical research, Williams offers practical advice to help aging readers and those who care for them enjoy personal growth and approach aging with optimism and even joy.

The Art and Science of Aging Well gives a realistic portrait of how aging occurs and provides important advice for self-improvement and philosophical, spiritual, and conscious evolution. Williams argues that we have considerable choice in determining the quality of our own old age. Refuting the perspective of aging that insists that personal, social, economic, and health care declines are persistent and inevitable, he takes a more holistic approach, revealing the multiple facets of old age. Williams provides the resources for a happy and productive later life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469627397
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 08/08/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,170,887
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mark E. Williams, M.D., is clinical professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, with an active clinical practice in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Mark Williams is one of America's most distinguished and experienced gerontologists. He has devoted his career to the care of elderly persons and to modeling caring for countless students. The Art and Science of Aging Well is a treasure trove of useful and helpful insights.—Nortin Hadler, author of Rethinking Aging and By the Bedside of the Patient

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