Cantitate/Preț
Produs

The Book About Getting Older (for people who don’t want to talk about it)

De (autor)
Notă GoodReads:
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 07 Jan 2021
'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 thing' SANDI 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 BRITISH GERIATRICS SOCIETY
____

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.

A long life should be embraced and celebrated, but it's not all easy. Yet even the most challenging situation can be helped by the right conversation.

How do we start?
· 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.
____

'Dr Pollock writes with spirit and empathy, making this an engaging and thought-provoking read' Sunday Express

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

'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

'Terrific . . . I suggest we all get a copyof Dr Lucy's book' Evening Standard

'Interesting and engaging . . . The tone throughout is warm and friendly, even as serious and dark subjects are under discussion. It is an important book' Irish Times
Citește tot Restrânge

Preț: 6281 lei

Preț vechi: 8972 lei
-30%

Puncte Express: 94

Preț estimativ în valută:
1227 1488$ 1070£

Carte disponibilă

Livrare economică 26 martie-07 aprilie
Livrare express 11-16 martie pentru 2637 lei

Preluare comenzi: 021 569.72.76

Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780241423394
ISBN-10: 0241423392
Pagini: 400
Dimensiuni: 144 x 222 x 36 mm
Greutate: 0.49 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Michael Joseph
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

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.

Recenzii

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 thing
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 older
Dr Lucy Pollock offers useful tips about thorny subjects such as choosing medications and identifying dementia
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 team
Serious, funny, kind and knowledgeable, this book helps guide us through essential conversations about issues of getting older
Terrific . . . I suggest we all get a copy of Dr Lucy's book
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 book
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
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 side
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
Serious, at times funny, but also kind and knowledgable