author Christian Hänisch tells us in prosaic and lyrical texts about his perception of old people. He touches on many different aspects of old age such as prejudices, the chances and obstacles of communication between old and young, physical and mental changes, old-age poverty, nursing homes, dementia, suicide, suffering as well as human wisdom and experience. It is fascinating to see that the diversity of life of senior citizens is as great as that of young people. In the second part of his book the author presents his considerations and reflections on the subject of dying and death.
The book is helpful for everybody who is thinking about age and death. For young people it offers the chance of gaining a better and deeper understanding of old people.