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Laymen's Guide to Gerontology by Swami Gopalanand Saraswati
Swami Gopalanand Saraswati's book Laymen's Guide to Gerontology tells how to celebrate one's old, golden days
Gerontology is the scientific study of the process of aging and old people –a phase during which one feels lonely, isolated and non-active. There are many books available which talk about how to address health-related issues of senior citizens, but there isn't much literature on how people should face old age.Through this book,the author has tried to bridge this gap because, as the saying goes, "Prevention is better than cure." The journey becomes easier when one's know the pitfalls on the road.
The book focuses on two significant parts of old age. The first part focuses on people between 60 and 80 years of age. It shares interesting insights on topics like management of reduced finances, failing health and readjustment in the domestic and social sphere.
The second part focuses on people aged over 80.Here, people'sbehavior changes and at times theybecome more vulnerable, dependent, moody and often lose their temper for the simplest things. This creates a difference between them and the younger generation because both fail to understand each other. The second chapter Freewill v/s Determination addresses this problem and provides guidance on how to be relevant and respected post one's 80s.
The author has concluded both parts with spiritual awakening through which one can detach from lower values and get attached to higher values in life.
The author also has written a chapter for children that offers guidance on how to interact well with elderly people.
Published by Notion Press, the book 'Laymen's Guide to Gerontology' is currently available on Notion Press bookstore, Amazon, Flipkart and other e-commerce sites. Grab a copy of the book and celebrate life.
About the Author:
Swami Gopalanand Saraswati is a monk of the Order of Shankaracharya (Dandiswami)