The Joy of Aging by Prof PV Ramamurti. Published by the Dept of Psychology, SV University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh India. 2009
This important addition to the field of Psycho-social Gerontology was released in December 2008. Let us take a immediate pre-view on its contents 😛 TAGEND
The first period provides the scenario, by discontinuing the assembly with the primary learn of the entire diary: “Practicing positive thinking and obliging it an all occasion habit is the key to keep mental and physical health.” Chapter two opens statistics about older people in India and the world. Next period are dealing here with changes in the body capacities as we senility. All organizations – Cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular-skeletal, digestive, excretory, reproductive, sense organ( like skin, noses, ears, flavour, flavor) are encompassed. Assembly 4 deals with influences leading to good health like cleanlines, surroundings, ventilation amongst other. Numerous intimates are provided for diet in old age in the next chapter. “Keeping fit” are talking about Yoga Exercises and what not? Assembly 7 describes living special arrangements for the elderly, such as, living with the family, living in old age homes, availing oneself of paid care services or day care services. Criteria for picking various categories of stay are explained. Another important aspect, Money, is discussed in chapter 8. Now, savings, pension, income contemporary activities and cost of conserving health are taken up.
Managing Leisure, organizing disabilities of old age and developing an interest in spirituality are explained in precede sections. A self evaluation Scale for assessing physical disability in Chapter 11 is very helpful. It is simple and easy to implement. Superb tips are offered for continuing interpersonal relations: this chapter especially addresses fatigues of older persons and shows how to tackle ageism matters. The most important chapter, person 13, “building a fortunate mindset, clarifies Trigunas of thought and how to start Satvik type of reckoning a permanent way of life. Care and welfare of older persons happened next. Titles and responsibilities of senior citizens, National policy directives are scheduled. The last chapter Epilogue re-emphasizes how developing a permanent positive mindset is absolutely essential to enjoy old age.
As a sort of lagniappe author adds a series of five Top ten enumerates 😛 TAGEND
o Top ten Commandments for Happy Aging
o Ten Tips for better health in old age
o Desirable food attires in Old age
o Tips to thwart falls in Old age
o How the Elderly can be asset to the family
I like this work because
o The assemblies are short and the management is simple-minded and coherent
o You may pick up any period and start predicting without misplacing connectivity
o Animations by Lova Raju, sprayed throughout the book, provoked a smile – something the author wants you to do ever so often
o It offers sane sensible straight forward report/ tip-off/ advice on several aspects of ageing and shows the way to age blithely
o It yields itself easy for glowing predicting on a serious subject
o It comes from the pencil of Prof PV Ramamurti, an erudite academic on Indian Gerontology
Get the book, speak for yourself and you will not be disappointed.