IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 10, October 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Godishala Sridevi & P. Swathi
The number of elderly people is growing very fast in both developed and developing Countries. The rapid change in the social and cultural values had made a tremendous impact on mental well being of elders. Death anxiety is a complicated factor that is experienced with variable severity during one’s life, and is also influenced by a variety of factors such as environmental events, age, and sex. Death anxiety is an attitude that an individual holds towards death. It is defined as a negative and apprehensive feeling that one has when thinking about death and dying and is used interchangeably with fear of death.