International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024 | Rating: 5 / 10


Mental Health Challenges in the Elderly: Insight from Ageing in India

Dr. Shrruti Sahrawat [3]


Abstract: This paper focuses on the psychology of geriatric people, which is also referred to as old age people, third age people or senior citizens. The effects of the elderly are not only physically evident but they also have psychological effects as well. The process of ageing is a phase during which a person withdraws from daily activities such as a job, resulting in various psycho - social difficulties such as dementia, agitation, loss of independence, shrinking of social roles, isolation and feelings of loneliness, economic hardship, anxiety and social exclusion being labelled or stigmatised as a burden on the family and society, intergenerational conflicts, ill - treatment and abuse, desertion and need of shelter through the institutionalised arrangement. These issues cause people to experience psychological depression, which harms their health. This paper aims to shed light on the psychological challenges faced by elderly people and to investigate the psychosocial problems as well.


Keywords: Old age, Psychological problem, Dementia, elderly, Mental Health


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 1723 - 1727


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