IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 10, October 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Yatish Kumar and Anita Bhargava
Elderly are an integral part of a population of any country who owe respect and attention equally like any other section. However, due to changing family structure and modernisation, elderly population is facing inevitable challenges to live their life respectfully. Loneliness, negligence and less importance, illness due to ageing and against lack of treatment are the most of the treacherous conditions which elderly are facing. Sadly, the abusers are their family members, ironically, on whom they depend upon the maximum. The abusive behavior towards elderly is a serious issue which is to be solved; otherwise it will harm the physical, mental and emotional condition of elderly in the Indian families inevitably and irreversibly.