Volume 20 Number 2 

Editorial
Safary Wa-Mbaleka

 


Academic Dishonesty and Achievement Emotions AmongInternational Students in Thailand
Darrin Thomas
 
D.A.M.S: Introduction to a Disruptive Aging
Paradigm for Strengthening Longevity and
Improving Quality of Life

William C. Andress 

Promoting More English Language Teaching and
Learning in Adventist Organizations 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka, Carol Linda Kingston,
& Sheri Joy Namanya


The Influence of Culture and Access to Health Care Delivery As Predictors of Health Behaviors Among Malaysians of Different Cultural Backgrounds 
Mary Jane Botabara-Yap, Miriam Razon-Estrada,
& Edwin Balila


Teaching Aids in English Language Teaching in Zimbabwe: The Case of Granda District 
Noko Thubelihle & Muchemwa Stella

Faith Presence: How Students Live Faith in
the Online Classroom 

Leni T. Casimiro

Syntactic Analysis Preference: How Filipinos Do withGlobally-Ambiguous Sentences 
Lesley Karen B. Penera

Seven Secrets of Mental Power in
the Writings of Ellen G. White 

Yaroslav Ovdiyenko

Needs Assessment of Senior High School
Mathematics Teachers in Teaching Statistics
and Probability 

Sussette Candelario-Aplaon

The Effects of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education On the English Literacy of Children in
Silang, Philippines 

Sheri Joy C. Namanya

Social Investment Funds and Social Responsibility: Do International Financial Institutions Deserve Special Treatment? 
Christel Arnaud Ngadima & Isaac P. Podah

Appreciative Inquiry of Social Marketing: Studies Between 2000 and 2009 
Innocent Sigauke & Kenneth Swansi

Symptomology of Academic Theft: Does It Matter If Students Steal? 
Ismael N. Talili

Moonlighting as a Growing Phenomenon:
A Case Study of a Congolese Christian University 

Georges Mumbere Kisumano & Safary Wa-Mbaleka

 

International Forum 
Vol. 20, No. 2
December 2017
Print ISSN : 0119-2000
Online ISSN : 2350-7497
 
FEATURE

D.A.M.S: INTRODUCTION TO A DISRUPTIVE AGING PARADIGM FOR STRENGTHENING LONGEVITY AND IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE
 

Abstract. Starting with the gloomy picture of the aging process as penned by Solomon in Ecclesiastes 12, this theoretical paper challenges commonly held beliefs based on life expectancy tables that the last decade of a senior’s life is destined to be an existence spent in distress, disability, diminished faculties and a declension in the overall quality of life. Based on habits of longevity as identified by various researchers, the D (Diet) A (Activity) M (Mental attitude) S(Social/Spiritual connectivity) paradigm is introduced as a conceptual model founded on biblical principles and validated by current scientific research, for the promotion of an extended life filled with higher quality throughout the golden years.

 

Keywords: aging, life expectancy, lifestyle, longevity, quality of life, seniors, spirituality

William C. Andress, DrPh
Associate Professor, La Sierra University
Riverside, California, USA

 Click Here to Download (PDF - 274 kb)