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  • Successful Aging

  • A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives
  • By: Daniel J. Levitin
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Levitin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (258 ratings)

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Publisher's summary

Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Book Award—General Audience

INSTANT TOP 10 BESTSELLER • New York Times • USA Today • Washington Post • LA Times

“Debunks the idea that aging inevitably brings infirmity and unhappiness and instead offers a trove of practical, evidence-based guidance for living longer and better.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive

SUCCESSFUL AGING delivers powerful insights:

• Debunking the myth that memory always declines with age

• Confirming that "health span"—not "life span"—is what matters

• Proving that sixty-plus years is a unique and newly recognized developmental stage

• Recommending that people look forward to joy, as reminiscing doesn't promote health

Levitin looks at the science behind what we all can learn from those who age joyously, as well as how to adapt our culture to take full advantage of older people's wisdom and experience. Throughout his exploration of what aging really means, using research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences, Levitin reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age.

Successful Aging inspires a powerful new approach to how listeners think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise.

©2020 Daniel J Levitin (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

“Predictions are perilous, but here's one I can make with certainty: Tomorrow you and I will be older than we are today. That’s why you, I, and everyone we know needs this remarkable book. With a scientist’s rigor and a storyteller’s flair, Daniel Levitin offers a fresh approach to growing older. He debunks the idea that aging inevitably brings infirmity and unhappiness and instead offers a trove of practical, evidence-based guidance for living longer and better. SUCCESSFUL AGING is an essential book for the rest of your life.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive

“Daniel Levitin explores a wealth of information on the complex biology of aging and presents it in an engaging and accessible manner. Writing with insight, compassion and gentle humor he shows us the positive side of the aging process and how to make the most of the future that awaits us. Essential reading for baby boomers and those who love them.”—Drs. Pamela Harzband & Jerome Groopman, Professors, Harvard Medical School, authors of Your Medical Mind

"A superb user's manual for aging bodies and minds, providing an evidence-based discussion of issues including personality, memory, intelligence, and emotions."PsychologyToday.com