This highly integrative book helps students gain the knowledge and skills they need to assess, engage, and address the spiritual and religious needs of older adults. Taking a fresh approach that breaks new ground in the field, the author discusses eight major world religions and covers values and ethics, theories, interventions, health and caregiving, depression and anxiety, dementia, and the end of life. Meditations and exercises throughout the book allow readers to expand and explore their personal understanding of spirituality. Referencing the latest research, the book includes assessments and skill-based tools designed to help practitioners enhance the mental health of older people.

Religion and Older Adults

Religion and Older Adults

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite.

For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern.

—William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell ...
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