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Title: Challenges faced by elders: a critical evaluation
Authors: Riswan, M.
Rifka Farwin, M. T.
Keywords: Aging
Demographic changes
Issue Date: Nov-2021
Publisher: Faculty of Arts and Culture, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil.
Citation: KALAM – International Journal Faculty of Arts and Culture, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka. 14(2), 2021 pp.45-58.
Abstract: Ageing is an irreparable biological procedure and is defined as the existence of the increasing number of entities, who completed their adult roles. Ageing is perceived as the unavoidable consequence of decline in productiveness. Generally, the population’s structure age wise has witnessed a significant change around the world. When individuals reach old age, the various issues and challenges that they experienced which is not exceptional for any context. The main objective of this study is to explore the challenges faced by the elders in a critical analysis. As it is a descriptive study, it has been undertaken on the basis of using secondary information. Books, journal articles and previously conducted researches were mainly used in this study. Discussion of the main analysis has been presented in an interpretative manner. The study categorized and interpreted the major challenges of elders such as social, economic challenges, housing, incomplete preparedness for elders, medical and health care problems, court and legal associate problems, social isolation, household chores and related issues, crimes and psychological trauma including dementia, depression, anxiety, phobias and loneliness; and abuses like verbal, physical, mental and sexual abuses, which were described critically. Finally, the paper suggested some recommendations to adopt with policy framework in order to eliminate the challenges faced by elderly people and ensure their wellbeing.
ISSN: 13916815
Appears in Collections:Volume 14 Issue 2

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