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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Losing the art of taking care of the elderly……………to be researched, revived and inculcated

  • Open or Close Padma Harshan PhD*

    Founder Director of SHWEF, India

    *Corresponding author:Padma Harshan, Founder Director of SHWEF, India, Tel: +09425302322; Email: shwef267@gmail.com

Submission: August 28, 2017; Published: October 06, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/GGS.2017.01.000503

ISSN: 2578-0093
Volume1 Issue1

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Life in earlier days was much better, environment friendly, easier and with lots of love, respect and care for others too, changing lifestyles, eating habits, demanding environment more attachment to worldly things has changed the entire life cycle of a normal average family who once valued the joint family culture in India. Now the trend is of nuclear family that has worsened the interaction of grandchildren with grandparents and hence the fragile balance of respect, love, needs, feelings, and emotions is seen evading. Communicating through stories that usually carried some lessons, moral values, discipline, and good food habits with grandchildren was a past time for the grandparents, now their place has been taken by all electronic gadgets and spoiled their daily routine thereby their mental and physical health too.

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