Ageing and Health in India

Edited by: C. Shanthi Johnson, S. Irudaya Rajan

Population ageing is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Prolongation of the life span does not necessarily imply that the extra years bring about continued health and prosperity. Ageing can put an increased burden on social, economic, and health care demands, especially in developing countries, such as India. When considering the demographic inversion and associated challenges, it becomes evident that investments in ageing and health are necessary to ensure India's human rights and sustainable development. Given that the proportion of older adults in society is higher, understanding the ageing process and facilitating healthy ageing are critically important. This book focuses on a variety of topics related to ageing, with the ultimate goal of promoting good health for India's elderly.

248 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131602812

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