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The Time of Your Later Life: Reflections on Ageing with Attitude

Dr Declan Lyons

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The Time of Your Later Life is a guide to help older people explore new possibilities and write new life narratives in the process of growing older. It is an interpretation of some of the key events of the year seen through the eyes of a middle-ager who happens to work as a psychiatrist for older people and who actively aspires to be a thriving older person. The book reminisces, recalls, reinterprets and explores the themes and circumstances of the year based on a journey through the seasons. It consists of 52 essays (one for each week of the year).

Description

The Time of Your Later Life is a guide to help older people explore new possibilities and write new life narratives in the process of growing older. It is an interpretation of some of the key events of the year seen through the eyes of a middle-ager who happens to work as a psychiatrist for older people and who actively aspires to be a thriving older person. The book reminisces, recalls, reinterprets and explores the themes and circumstances of the year based on a journey through the seasons. It consists of 52 essays (one for each week of the year) exploring:

  • Themes
  • Festivals
  • Rituals
  • Opportunities

With observations and wry perceptions challenging the reader to do more and get more out of life.

The intended audience for this book is the 16 per cent of the Irish population aged 65 and older, but also middle-agers approaching this age category, as well as friends, family members and supporters of older people irrespective of age – in other words, all of us.

Additional Information

Authors/EditorsDr Declan Lyons
About Author/Editor

Dr Declan Lyons is a consultant psychiatrist and director of the Evergreen Programme at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services in Dublin. He is a medical graduate of and lectures at Trinity College Dublin, is a director of Aware and chairs the Board of the Human Givens Institute of Psychotherapy in the UK. He edited the 2014 book The Evergreen Guide: Helping People to Survive and Thrive in Later Years. He has written for the Health Supplement of the Irish Times on maximising well-being and social participation in later life.

ISBN978-1-78605-053-3
FormatPaperback
Pages178
Publication Date1 Jun 2018
Short Description

The Time of Your Later Life is a guide to help older people explore new possibilities and write new life narratives in the process of growing older. It is an interpretation of some of the key events of the year seen through the eyes of a middle-ager who happens to work as a psychiatrist for older people and who actively aspires to be a thriving older person. The book reminisces, recalls, reinterprets and explores the themes and circumstances of the year based on a journey through the seasons. It consists of 52 essays (one for each week of the year).

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