Reviews of How to Handle Later Life are beginning to come in. William Leith in the Evening Standard describes the book as “Unique, essential and considerate”. Read his full review published on 31 August 2017 here.
In the Methodist Recorder The Reverend Albert Jewell explains: “Shoard addresses in a thorough-going and balanced manner the biggest concerns and decisions people face as they grow older.” Describing the book as “reliable and comprehensive”, he goes on, “It should be found in every public library.” Jewell especially commends the section on dementia: “As someone who has been involved in dementia care and research over the years, I find the author’s chapter on this subject particularly impressive. Its 25 pages are essential reading ...” Read the full review published on 1 September 2017 here.
Third Age Matters is the magazine of the University of the Third Age. Its reviewer, Eric Midwinter, co-founder of the U3A in the UK, considers: “It would be difficult to visualise a more complete and wide-ranging compendium than this on how to cope with the pressures and perils of later age. ... Health, with more than 200 pages, housing, legal matters, finance and all other facets of later life are comprehensively and sympathetically treated, with a user-friendly structure and presentation. There should be a copy in every library, council office, doctor’s practice, MP’s surgery, Citizens Advice Bureau, Age UK office, if not in every household.” Read the full review published on 15 February 2018 here.
Thirteen years ago, in 2004, Marion Shoard wrote A Survival Guide to Later Life. Her new book, How to Handle Later Life, replaces this earlier work, deepening and updating its coverage and extending into new areas.
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