Challenges and Opportunities
by Abdu’l-Missagh Ghadirian
A spiritual perspective on being elderly.
At some point in our lives we all wonder, 'What does the future hold for me?' Some of us worry, 'Will I be able to cope when I am old?' Others are concerned about ageing relatives and ask, 'How can I look after them?' We all get older. Some of us worry about what old age will bring; others look forward to the new opportunities which will arise. Ageing considers the process of ageing and how it affects different individuals. It looks particularly at
* the challenges of advancing age
* the opportunities open to the aged
* coping with stress
* Alzheimer's disease
* the spiritual dimension and explodes some of the myths about the process of ageing and being old.
Dr AM. Ghadirian is a professor of Psychiatry at McGill University, Faculty of Medicine and a senior psychiatrist at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Douglas Hospital in Montreal. He is the former Director of Medical Education at the Montreal -World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health. Dr Ghadirian is a consultant to the Bahá'í International Community, a non-governmental organization at the United Nations. He is the author of numerous research publications as well as In Search of Nirvana: A New Perspective on Alcohol and Drug Dependency
(George Ronald, 1985). He has a special interest in the spiritual and transcultural dimensions of human behaviour.
21.0 x 13.8 cm (8.25 x 5.5 in)