Help the Aged

The population in the world is aging because of an increase in the fertility rate and decrease in the mortality rate. Globally, the number of older persons who are aged 60 years or more is expected to grow to more than 2 billion in 2050. Older persons are projected to exceed the number of children for the first time in 2047. The poverty level among the aged is quite high, and many live below the poverty line. Because of physical, mental, and socioeconomic conditions, they are susceptible to dependence on others. The medical bills for the aged continue to increase. Many aged people are exploited, oppressed, and discriminated against in society. In India, there have been several crimes against the aged population because they have ...

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