Dr. Rosanne Leipzig Discusses Her Book "Honest Aging: An Insider's Guide to the Second Half of Life" in a JBC Author Talk
Thursday, October 19 at 10am | Doors open at 9:30am
Free and open to the public. Book sale and signing, too.
This is one of the many Jewish Book Council author talks that Falmouth Jewish Congregation hosts throughout the year. Check the FJC website for the full list. Take an hour, expand your mind and spirit! Join in a conversation with the author and members of the community. Refreshments served, too. Book sales by Eight Cousins Bookshop in Falmouth.
About the book
From Dr. Rosanne M. Leipzig, a top doctor with more than 35 years of experience caring for older people, Honest Aging is an indispensable guide to the second half of life, describing what to expect physically, psychologically, functionally, and emotionally as you age. Leipzig, an expert in evidence-based geriatrics, highlights how 80-year-olds differ from 60-year-olds and why knowing this is important for your health. With candor, humor, and empathy, this book will provide you with the knowledge and practical advice to optimize aging. The book helps you recognize age-related changes in your body and mind and understand what’s typical with aging and what’s not.
Honest Aging provides guidance for common health concerns, including problems with memory, energy, mood, sleep, weight, sex, and more. Leipzig shares advice on how to make decisions about health care, driving, and where to live, and she includes helpful checklists and lists of medications to prepare for doctor and hospital visits. Enriched by illustrations, patient stories, and deep dives into science and the latest research, Honest Aging gives you the tools to take control of your health and well-being as you age.
About the author
Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD is the Gerald and May Ellen Ritter Professor and Vice Chair Emeritus for the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is the editor-in-chief of the monthly newsletter Focus on Healthy Aging and coeditor of the fourth edition of Geriatric Medicine.