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Now we live for longer, but we need to know how to do it well.
Lucy Pollock trained in medicine at Cambridge and at Bart's Hospital, and worked as a junior doctor in East London before moving to Somerset, where since 2001 she has been a consultant specializing in the care of those who are frail and elderly.
The most important book about the second half of your life you'll
ever read. I wish everyone in the UK could be under Dr Lucy's care,
but this is the next best thing
This warm and compassionate book gets to the heart of older age. Using stories and accessible explanations, it covers issues of declining health, quality of life and choices about the things that matter most. The BGS is delighted to endorse this universally relevant and approachable exploration of what it means to get older
*The British Geriatrics Society*
Dr Lucy Pollock offers useful tips about thorny subjects such as choosing medications and identifying dementia
*Independent, 'Books of the Month'*
Dr Pollock writes with spirit and empathy, making this an engaging and thought-provoking read. Anyone struggling with old age will feel less alone for having Dr Pollock on their team
Serious, funny, kind and knowledgeable, this book helps guide us through essential conversations about issues of getting older
*Eastern Daily Press*
Terrific . . . I suggest we all get a copy of Dr Lucy's book
Interesting and engaging . . . Eminently readable prose. The tone throughout is warm and friendly, even as serious and dark subjects are under discussion. It is an important book
Wise, compassionate, well researched and very broad in its coverage. I've learnt a lot that will help me both as a doctor and a patient. Thank you
*Dr Phil Hammond*
Kind, touching and, at times, achingly funny. An enlightening - and important - read whatever your age. Dr Lucy Pollock is just the kind of healthcare professional you want by your side
A brilliant book . . . We all know the statistics. We are an ageing population and we are going to be having these chats over and over again. [The Book About Getting Older] is a very good starting point
*RTE Radio 1*
Serious, at times funny, but also kind and knowledgable
A lovely, thoughtful, caring and informative book which will help very many people
Include in 'Health solutions for your mind and body'
Wise, brim-full of excellent advice and thoughts from the frontline of caring for older people, it's a book full of humour and beautifully written