“Based on 15 years of research by a world-renowned expert on aging, this is the first book to explore the profound effects our aging population, and the changing demographics that go with it, will have on every aspect of society, and on our personal plans and dreams for the future.
Ken Dychtwald, a psychologist and gerontologist, has spent his career researching and speaking about the abilities and strengths of the elderly. With freelance writer Flowers, he focuses here on the aging of the baby boom generation, predicting an “age wave” that will change society and challenge its gerontophobic myths because of the quality of life the boomers have come to expect.
In addition, considerable space is spent on looking at trends in leisure, life styles, work, personal relationships, family, and the market place. Rather than dwelling on such statistics as frequency of abuse in nursing homes, Dychtwald looks at the changing ratio of grandparents to grandchildren and the increase in college attendance by people over 65. He profiles what may be major changes in retirement living and the design and look of America when we become a nation of elder boomers”