Aging Isn't All Bad
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 535 , Segment 1
Episode: Aging Isn't All Bad, Asylum Seekers, Human Navigation
- Apr 19, 2017 11:00 pm
- 24:13 mins
Guest: Marc Agronin, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Vice President, Behavioral Health and Clinical Research, Miami Jewish Health Systems, author of “How We Age: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Growing Old” The prospect of growing old is terrifying. Once we're solidly in middle age, we look to the post-retirement years down the road and worry about losing body function – or worse, brain function. One in seven people over the age of 70 has dementia in the US. When you look at Americans 85 and older, a third have Alzheimer’s. But aging isn't all that bad, according to Dr. Agronin, and few people have seen the realities aging as fully as he has.