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A Plea for a Holistic Approach to Aging
A plea for a holistic approach to aging
K.R. G.Nair

Since time immemorial, the existence of the generation gap has been making communication between different generations a difficult process. More recently, the voluminous increase in the relative importance of the aged in populations across the world is adding fuel to this fire. In fact, it is leading to a serious inter-generational conflict owing to the view that the world's scarce resources are being diverted more and more to support the aged, who often appear to be drones on society. The aging of the world population is, hence, being increasingly looked upon as an unmitigated economic and social disaster.

This chapter, split into five parts, argues that a holistic perception of ...

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