HomeContact Site map   Google    www    iipm think tank
   
   
Home Scrutiny Publications Under Cover Mus'ings  
 

Home > Scrutiny > Bold-age coming

  
   
     
   Case Studies  
       
  Marketing    
  Human Resource    
  Information Technology    
  Finance    
  Strategy    
       
 
     
   Industries  
       
  Steel    
  Glass    
  Banking    
  Prophylactic    
  Auto    
  Hospitality    
  Energy    
       
 
     
   Other links  
       
  IIPM    
  Planman Consulting    
  Planman Marcom    
  Planman Technologies    
  Daily Indian Media    
  Planman Financial    
  4P's Business and Marketing    
  Business and Economy    
  The Daily Indian    
  The Sunday Indian    
  Arindam Chaudhuri    
  GIDF    
       
 
  
         
Scrutiny
  
Bold-age coming
Old age care the ask of the hour
19/04/2007

By the time you end up reading this sentence, 7 people would have been added to the global population chart. It is estimated that the world’s population will touch a mind-boggling figure of 9.2 billion by 2050 with three times as many people (against present population) above the age of 60. Thanks to technology and better medical facilitation, the average life-span will be above 72 years by 2025 A.D. While diseases like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, infectious diseases and cancer would cause mortality, increasing medical progresses would have increased the longevity across the world. In the future then, old age is bound to create complications for society. The worst sufferers would be females who, though having a better average life-span than men, are more likely to be susceptible to physical and emotional violence. More than the growing population then, the incapability of providing a better life style for millions of elders would be worrisome.

The waning practices of family care and positive attitude towards the elders thence becomes alarming. Effective steps like adult day care and counseling, home health aides, nursing care and tax benefits to adult children who live with their parents need to be urgently considered, if not forcibly implemented.

By:- B&E
Back

  
 
 
       
Home | Scrutiny | Publications | About us | Contact us
Copyright @2010 iipm think tank. All rights reserved.