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Old old age : a brief guide

Author: Ian V Hansen
Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic : Arcadia, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is about the old old, not the physically lively sixty and seventy-year-olds, but octogenarians having a voice. The eighties are when it all begins to crumble. This book gives the young and middle-aged insights into the world of the elderly. It deals with frailty, loss, loneliness, and death, but its not a gloomy book: it uses extracts from novels and poems to help in exploring growing old. It balances  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Work
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian V Hansen
ISBN: 9781925588583 1925588580
OCLC Number: 1024297475
Description: viii, 115 pages : portrait ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Ian Hansen.

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"This is about the old old, not the physically lively sixty and seventy-year-olds, but octogenarians having a voice. The eighties are when it all begins to crumble. This book gives the young and middle-aged insights into the world of the elderly. It deals with frailty, loss, loneliness, and death, but its not a gloomy book: it uses extracts from novels and poems to help in exploring growing old. It balances lightness and seriousness and will have an acute relevance for its older readers."--Back cover.

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