The Challenges of Ageing: Reaching self-awareness, acceptance and contentment
Author: Maria Carmen Navarro and Norma Miraflor
Published: August 2013
If you find, as you grow older, that the world is becoming more baffling - indeed,
more disturbing - by the day, be assured you are not alone. Countless millions in
your age bracket around our planet are experiencing similar feelings. In fact,
they've been doing so for some years.
After all, technical experts have, for over a decade now, been documenting the
staggering impact population ageing is having on the very structure of human
existence. It has been noted, for instance, that a large number of developed
countries are l experiencing ageing population impacts never before encountered in
A United Nations study on the subject estimates that the number of older persons
worldwide tripled in a 50-year period to the year 2000. It will have more than
tripled again by the year 2050. The impact on everyday living for older generations
is massive. Unsurprisingly, an immense volume of related statistical reports on the
subject is widely available. Decidedly less available, however, is down-to-earth
information focussed on achieving rewarding ageing lives within these ever-intensifying
Far from being yet another statistical study, The Challenges of Ageing provides an
absorbing account on coping with difficulties as the years roll on. It can be read,
initially, for an overall appreciation of the ageing phenomenon. Thereafter it can be
kept for valuable ready reference as life progresses.
THIS BOOK IS ABOUT ...
How vastly different the world is these days!
Handling the increased pressures imposed on our daily lives as world impacts take effect.
What new life skills should we nurture.
Paths to self-awareness and congruence.
Strategies for both present and future.
Handling grief and bereavement under such demanding circumstance.
Plotting a tranquil retirement.
And so much more.