The Evening of Life
The Challenges of Aging and Dying Well
• The Evening of Life examines the contemporary challenges of old age and death by combining insights from social science, philosophy, medical practice, and ethics.
• Although philosophy, religion, and civic cultures used to help people prepare for aging and dying well, this is no longer the case.
• The Evening of Life demonstrates how the problems of contemporary aging are rooted in broader cultural and societal trends that have made growing old and decreasing independence a taboo.
• This book offers solutions encouraging the acceptance of aging and ensuring that the elderly can thrive and find support and friendship, instead of isolation and dependence.
• For all readers who wish to fully examine their mortality, as well as for theologians, anthropologists, sociologists, and those who work with the elderly and aging.