Contents: Foreword. Preface. List of contributors. Keynote address. I. Demographic, socio-economic and cultural perspective: 1. The added years of life--elderly women in Tripura/Paramita Saha. 2. Problem of loneliness among the elderly persons of Tripura/Satyadeo Poddar. 3. Elderly people in the tribal society of Tripura--a case study of the Kokborok speaking people/Sukhendu Debbarma. 4. Elderly persons of Tripura: an empirical study/Anjali Chakraborty. II. Health and medical aspects of ageing: 5. Prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) among elderly in Tripura--lessons and directions/Atanu Ghosh and Beenapani Doley. 6. Study of the health aspect of elderly at Sandhyanir-Bridhyashram at Gandhigram/Arun Ghosh. 7. Geriatric medical services in Tripura--a future guideline/Susanta Sen. III. Social security: issues and initiatives: 8. Old Age Traumas and attempts for its alleviation in Tripura/Dhananjoy Gan Choudhury. 9. Magnitude of the problems of elderly persons of Tripura/Harekrishna Chakraborty. 10. Social security of old age persons in rural areas: an empirical study/Jayanta Choudhury. 11. The socio-economic status of the elderly people: a case study of Malabati Tea Estate of Tripura/Partha Sengupta. Appendix: State Policy on elderly persons. Index.
""The most telling sign of old age is not caring anymore".
'Ageing', i.e. growing older is a universal natural phenomenon. With miraculous achievements in the fields of health care and medicine, longevity of humans has prolonged whereas mortality rate is checked. Consequently the population of elderly persons is increasing leaps and bound. The sad aspect of scenario is that traditional values of respecting and caring old have diminished and the 'senior citizens' are suffering from many problems social-familial, health, economic etc.
This book focuses on problems of aged/elderly persons in the state of Tripura. Based on empirical studies, this will prove a primary source book to scholars, policy-makers, administrators and social activists in the field of gerontology and sociology/social work." (jacket)