Salem Health: Aging, 2nd Edition
In 2011, the oldest members of the baby-boomer generation turned sixty-five. As the “graying of America” continues to shift demographics, increasing attention has been focused on what it means to grow older in the United States, both for society and for individuals. What is the impact on politics and the workforce? What is the effect on families, health-care decisions, and housing options? Can the aging process be slowed or even stopped? Who decides what is considered “old”? How does someone come to grips with the myriad changes that accompany advancing years?