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The Book About Getting Older
Dementia, finances, care homes and everything in between
By (author): Lucy Pollock
Lucy Pollock

Imprint:

Penguin UK

ISBN:

9781405944434

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General / adult
Aug 30, 2022
$27.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7.77in x 5.09 x 0.99 in | 0.62 lb

Page Count:

320 pages
Penguin UK
SELF-HELP / Aging
The honest, compassionate and vital guide to getting older, from dementia to finances, medication to care homes

’The most important book about the second half of your life you’ll ever read. I wish everyone in the UK could be under Dr Lucy’s care’ SANDI TOKSVIG

’This warm and compassionate book gets to the heart of older age’ THE BRITISH GERIATRICS SOCIETY
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Now more than ever, we need to talk about getting older.

Many of us are living to a very great age. But how do we give those we love, and eventually ourselves, long lives that are as happy and healthy as possible?

Dr Lucy’s book gives us answers to the questions we can voice - and those that we can’t. This essential guide will guide you through those important conversations around growing older, answering every question you might have, including:

· How do we start the conversation?
· How do we ask whether it’s worth taking seven different medicines?
· Is it normal to find you’re falling out of love with someone, as they disappear into dementia?
· Should Dad be driving, and if not, who can stop him?
· What are the secrets of the best care homes?
· When does fierce independence become bad behaviour?
· How do you navigate near-impossible discussions around resuscitation and intensity of treatments?
· And who decides what happens when we become ill?

Serious, funny, kind and knowledgeable, this readable book helps guide us through essential conversations about getting older that go straight to the heart of what matters most.

Lucy Pollock trained in medicine at Cambridge and at Bart’s Hospital, and worked as a junior doctor in East London before moving to Somerset, where since 2001 she has been a consultant specializing in the care of those who are frail and elderly.

The most important book about the second half of your life you’ll ever read. I wish everyone in the UK could be under Dr Lucy’s care, but this is the next best thingSandi Toksvig

This warm and compassionate book gets to the heart of older age. Using stories and accessible explanations, it covers issues of declining health, quality of life and choices about the things that matter most. The BGS is delighted to endorse this universally relevant and approachable exploration of what it means to get olderThe British Geriatrics Society

Dr Lucy Pollock offers useful tips about thorny subjects such as choosing medications and identifying dementiaIndependent, ’Books of the Month’

Dr Pollock writes with spirit and empathy, making this an engaging and thought-provoking read. Anyone struggling with old age will feel less alone for having Dr Pollock on their teamSunday Express

Serious, funny, kind and knowledgeable, this book helps guide us through essential conversations about issues of getting olderEastern Daily Press

Terrific…I suggest we all get a copy of Dr Lucy’s bookEvening Standard

Interesting and engaging…Eminently readable prose. The tone throughout is warm and friendly, even as serious and dark subjects are under discussion. It is an important bookIrish Times

Wise, compassionate, well researched and very broad in its coverage. I’ve learnt a lot that will help me both as a doctor and a patient. Thank you—Dr Phil Hammond

Kind, touching and, at times, achingly funny. An enlightening - and important - read whatever your age. Dr Lucy Pollock is just the kind of healthcare professional you want by your sideWaitrose Weekend

A brilliant book…We all know the statistics. We are an ageing population and we are going to be having these chats over and over again. [The Book About Getting Older] is a very good starting point—Ray D’Arcy, RTE Radio 1

Serious, at times funny, but also kind and knowledgableHertfordshire Life

A lovely, thoughtful, caring and informative book which will help very many people—Ed Balls

Include in ’Health solutions for your mind and body’Woman’s Weekly

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