The writer is associate professor, department of sociology, Maitreyi College, Delhi University and chair, Asia, International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA).
The precarious nature of economic work of older persons and inadequate salaries means that more than 80 per cent of such people in the workforce are either partially or fully dependent on others, who are anyway facing difficult circumstances.
The pollution problem is not merely a technological issue, but a social concern.
As the number of its elderly increases, India needs strategies to deal with dementia.
India must have a plan for looking after those stricken by Alzheimer’s, dementia.