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French psychologist Marie de Hennezel looks at western attitudes to ageing and asks if we can transform the way we feel about growing old, to make this most feared period one of the best times of our lives.

Relating her encounters with extraordinary people who have embraced ageing happily and with grace, de Hennezel guides us through the art of growing old.

Read by Alexandra Mathie.
Abridged by Alison Joseph.

Marie de Hennezel is a respected psychologist and psychotherapist who works with the French government to raise awareness of palliative care. She has written nine books about the end of life, including 'Intimate Death', and is the author of two ministerial reports on caring for those with terminal illnesses.

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15 minutes

Last on

Tue 12 Apr 2011 00:30

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