Elderhood: Redefining Aging with Louise Aronson

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Elderhood: Redefining Aging with Louise Aronson 

Episode Description

Dr. Louise Aronson has been a geriatric physician for over forty years. In her book “Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining life”, she is challenging our social and medical conceptions on aging. Discussing how “old” is not a diagnosis, and living a full life is part of aging, this interview is important for anyone who realizes our perceptions needs to change.

Guest Information

Louise Aronson, MD, is the author of the story collection A History of the Present Illness and a geriatrician, educator, and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she directs UCSF Medical Humanities. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, Dr. Aronson has received numerous awards for her medical work, teaching, educational research, and writing. She is the recipient of a MacDowell fellowship and four Pushcart nominations for her fiction, and her articles and stories have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and Bellevue Literary Review. She lives in San Francisco.

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