The Denial of Aging: Perpetual Youth, Eternal Life, and Other Dangerous Fantasies

Muriel R. Gillick

ISBN 10: 0674021487 / ISBN 13: 9780674021488
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

FREE TRACKING ON ALL ORDERS! Support Your Planet. Buy CLEAN EARTH BOOKS. Shipping orders swiftly since 2008. A used book that may have some cosmetic wear (i.e. shelf-wear, slightly torn or missing dust jacket, dented corner, pages may include limited notes and highlighting) All text in great shape! Comes with our 100% Money Back Guarantee. Our customer service cant be beat! Tracking included on all orders. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.32 avg rating
(22 ratings)

Synopsis:

Listen to a short interview with Dr. Muriel Gillick
Host: Chris Gondek | Producer: Heron & Crane

You've argued politics with your aunt since high school, but failing eyesight now prevents her from keeping current with the newspaper. Your mother fractured her hip last year and is confined to a wheelchair. Your father has Alzheimer's and only occasionally recognizes you.

Someday, as Muriel Gillick points out in this important yet unsettling book, you too will be old. And no matter what vitamin regimen you're on now, you will likely one day find yourself sick or frail. How do you prepare? What will you need?

With passion and compassion, Gillick chronicles the stories of elders who have struggled with housing options, with medical care decisions, and with finding meaning in life. Skillfully incorporating insights from medicine, health policy, and economics, she lays out action plans for individuals and for communities. In addition to doing all we can to maintain our health, we must vote and organize--for housing choices that consider autonomy as well as safety, for employment that utilizes the skills and wisdom of the elderly, and for better management of disability and chronic disease.

Most provocatively, Gillick argues against desperate attempts to cure the incurable. Care should focus on quality of life, not whether it can be prolonged at any cost.

"A good old age," writes Gillick, "is within our grasp." But we must reach in the right direction.

About the Author: Muriel R. Gillick, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School. She is a staff physician for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and she is also on the medical staff of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Faulkner Hospital.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Denial of Aging: Perpetual Youth, ...
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Acceptable

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Muriel R. Gillick
Published by Harvard University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0674021487 ISBN 13: 9780674021488
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2006. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP8536174

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Muriel R. Gillick
Published by Harvard University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0674021487 ISBN 13: 9780674021488
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books: West
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2006. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86052031

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Muriel R. Gillick
Published by Harvard University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0674021487 ISBN 13: 9780674021488
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books: West
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2006. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP90055600

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gillick, M.D., Muriel R
Published by Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674021487 ISBN 13: 9780674021488
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Yankee Clipper
(Windsor Locks, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0674021487I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Muriel R. Gillick
Published by Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674021487 ISBN 13: 9780674021488
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2833490762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Muriel R. Gillick
Published by U.S.A.: Harvard University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0674021487 ISBN 13: 9780674021488
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mima Mia Books
(Boston, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description U.S.A.: Harvard University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # bu-106

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Muriel R. Gillick
Published by Harvard University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0674021487 ISBN 13: 9780674021488
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Minden, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2006. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0674021487-2-4

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 12.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Muriel R. Gillick
Published by Harvard University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0674021487 ISBN 13: 9780674021488
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0674021487

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Muriel R. Gillick
Published by Harvard University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0674021487 ISBN 13: 9780674021488
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Light House
(Hayward, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # B23S3-64

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.55
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Muriel R Gillick
Published by HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, UNITED STATES (2006)
ISBN 10: 0674021487 ISBN 13: 9780674021488
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Powell's Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, UNITED STATES, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Health and Self-Help>Health and Medicine>Aging. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978067402148802. Bookseller Inventory # 01978067402148802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 14.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 11 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book