Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Wake-Up Call to Aging Babyboomers

If you don't remember Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, Get Smart or Gunsmoke, this book may not be for you...unless you are concerned about a parent or loved one past 60. Susan Jacoby throws cold water on baby boomers expecting an idyllic journey into and through old age. It turns out that the new 60 may be very like the old 60.

Baby boomers face a myriad of health, financial and emotional challenges. The scariest scenario was the high number of elderly who suffer from Alzheimer's. Jacoby points out that there is no cure and there is no immediate prospects for a cure.

I originally did not want to read this book as I heard it was depressing and it is. But the book is well written and makes its case persuasively.

I'm glad I read it.

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