DESCRIPTION


This book discusses emerging issues concerning ageing in India, describes the multi-layered vulnerabilities of older adults in the context of health care and caregiving, and explores social, legal and economic perspectives. It also analyses the existing policies and programmes intended to address these age-related issues and assesses the importance of preventive geriatrics towards active ageing, as well as the current scenario of institutional care for the elderly in India. Gathering fifteen chapters written by leading researchers in the fields of geriatrics, social work, anthropology, sociology, psychiatry, economics, law and mental health, the book presents the latest findings on ageing-related topics such as elderly health, family change, old age homes, age friendly environments and the role of integrative medicine. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for researchers, academics, practitioners and policymakers in the areas of gerontology, demography and sociology, as well as all those interested in the study of ageing populations.