SELF-HELP

Aging with Agency: Building Resilience, Confronting Challenges, and Navigating Eldercare

North Atlantic. May 2020. 304p. ISBN 9781623174361. pap. $17.95. SELF-HELP
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Having worked in the field of gerontology (the study of old age) for more than 30 years, Peters has learned that there is meaning to be found in aging, and that the way to fulfillment is through exploring and developing one’s inner world. She begins the book by pulling from the teachings of Carl Jung, Abraham Maslow, and Erik Erikson to discover the effect that relevant archetypes, hierarchy of needs, and life stages have on aging. Peters spends the second half of the book focusing on memory loss and a way to approach it that supports psychological health, as well as opportunities to explore life from a different perspective.
VERDICT Abounding with valuable insights into the aging process, this will be enjoyed by readers interested in the subject and general, college-educated readers.

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