Everyone who is born in this world is destined to die, some day or the other. But at least the number of days, months and years one lives, he or she would like to be happy and healthy. However, with advancing age, deterioration in health condition and problems of health, are bound to come. If we are aware of such health problems, then we can take preventive and remedial measures. In its twenty Chapters, this book makes the readers aware, of the important ailments (and talks about nutrition, harmful effects of drugs, prayer, enjoyment, happiness, exercise, longevity, and life style) from heart attack, hyper tension, anemia, joints, tremor, diabetes, prostate problem, cancer, disabilities etc. This book is based on the knowledge and experience of the author, in teaching and in hospital. The types of ailments for the elders covered in this book, have been carefully selected by the author, and each one has been discussed in brief. There are a few chapters related to the important problems of bones, since problems of joints are common, in persons of higher age groups. It covers the risk factors, treatment of this problem, surgery, side effects of medicines etc., with respect to the Arthritis problem.
Another problem discussed is, Osteoporosis and it discusses the clinical aspects, diagnosis, possibilities of fracture and options for treatment etc. The author states that, in any age, exercise and physical activity are must. The book discusses the types of exercises, recommended for elderly persons, signals for excessive exercises and benefits of exercises etc. This book is easy to understand. Most of the Chapters cover the symptoms, causes, ways for preventing and treating the particular diseases in simple language, and also provide where necessary, tables, figures and conclusions. Ina small volume, it provides necessary and sufficient information, for the benefit of every one of us. It is particularly useful for those who are above fifty years of age, but also for the practicing doctors, students of medicine and the general public, irrespective of their present age, since one day they will also cross over, and come to the fifty plus category.