Episode 191: Elderhood - Redefining Aging with Louise Aronson

In this episode, we have the privilege of hosting Dr. Louise Aronson, a distinguished geriatrician, educator, and author. With over four decades of experience in geriatric medicine, Dr. Aronson challenges conventional notions of aging and seeks to redefine the concept of "elderhood" in her groundbreaking book, "Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life." She passionately advocates that "old" is not a diagnosis but a stage in life filled with vitality, potential, and opportunities for growth. Join us for an enlightening conversation that will encourage a shift in our societal and medical perspectives on aging, emphasizing the importance of living a fulfilling life as we grow older. Dr. Aronson's insights are valuable for individuals of all ages who recognize the need for a paradigm shift in how we view the aging process.

Topics in this episode:

  • Reflecting on the aging process and what we know and have been taught.
  • Discussing how to continue to live a fulfilling life despite age.
  • Defining what "elderhood" means.
  • Examining current medical perspectives and what has changed, or needs to change.
  • Approaching care for elders and what that should consist of.
  • Discussing the improvements needed in healthcare practices.

Tagged as: Caregivers Aging