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Great Myths of Aging by Lenore T. Szuchman, Joan T. Erber

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4LIVING CONTEXTS

Growing old can only mean there is more opportunity to enjoy the bliss of family relationships

Did the author Louisa May Alcott get it right when she said every house needs a grandmother in it? What about the humorist Sam Levenson, who's credited with the thought that the reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy? We're not going to get into the opinions of grandchildren, but we do have some surprising revelations about the common wisdom that grandparents would love nothing better than to spend all their time with their grandchildren, whom they adore equally and blindly. We're also going to look at the clichés surrounding the togetherness of the generations when it comes to living situations. We'll also grapple with the question of whether blood really ...

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