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Don’t Retire, Rewire!™: 5 Steps to Fulfilling Work That Fuels Your Passion, Suits Your Personality, and Fills Your Pocket, Second Edition by Rick Miners, Jeri Sedlar

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Foreword

Imagine someone who worked for 40 years as a productive engineer, or marketing executive, or highly involved community leader, housewife, and mother, who now lives alone, isolated, in “retirement.” What happens to the biology of that person’s brain when there is a lack of stimulation and a cessation of learning and social interaction?

Perhaps more important, what happens to her quality of life? What is the meaning of a “purposeless” old age? And what are the societal implications of an increasing number of older individuals leading unproductive lives?

As a geriatrician caring for older persons, the greatest challenge I face in my private practice is not whether I can manage a patient’s hypertension or diabetes. Once I have answered all ...

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