Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Elder abuse by abandonment in India: a novel community awareness and intervention strategy

  • Mangal S. Kardile (a1) and Carmelle Peisah (a2) (a3) (a4)

Extract

India, along with the rest of the world, is aging rapidly, but more so. Of a total population of over 1.2 billion, the aging population over 60 years is 109 million, projected to rise above 300 million by the year 2050, exceeding the younger population. One important ramification of this highly populous and under-resourced setting is that it provides a ripe environment for elder abuse (Chokkanathan and Lee, 2005), a problem besetting vulnerable aging populations globally (Patterson and Ploeg, 2007).

  • View HTML
    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Elder abuse by abandonment in India: a novel community awareness and intervention strategy
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Elder abuse by abandonment in India: a novel community awareness and intervention strategy
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Elder abuse by abandonment in India: a novel community awareness and intervention strategy
      Available formats
      ×

Copyright

Corresponding author

Correspondence should be addressed to: Mangal S Kardile, Mental Health Aims, 5/87 Shubhankaroti Bunglow, Vidya Vihar Colony, Nasik 422101, India. Email: kardile.mangal@gmail.com. Phone: +91-985-0645934, +91-253-2462132.

References

Hide All
Chokkanathan, S. and Lee, A. E. (2005). Elder mistreatment in urban India: a community based study. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 17, 4561.
Das, S. K., Pal, S. and Ghosal, M. K. (2012). Dementia: Indian scenario. Neurology India, 60, 618624.
Patterson, C. and Ploeg, J. (2007). Elder abuse: persistent challenges in recognition and management. Canadian Journal of Geriatrics, 10, 6063
Shanley, C., Quirke, S., Shaw, L. and Sammut, A. (2004). Working with organizations to implement dementia awareness training for public contact staff. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias, 19, 166171.
Spinney, L. (2013). At largest religious festival, some abandon elderly: at the Maha Kumbh Mela in India, families ditch older relatives in the crowds. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/02/130223-culture-travel-religion-india-maha-kumbh-mela-world-women-widow-hindu-festival; last accessed 2 January 2017.
World Health Organization. (2008). A global response to elder abuse and neglect: building primary health care capacity to deal with the problem worldwide: main report http://www.who.int/ageing/publications/ELDER_DocAugust08.pdf; last accessed 2 January 2017.

Metrics

Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed