It is estimated that 5-13 per cent of elderly people aged 60-70 years are affected by sarcopenia-the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and function
Though she has three children, she had to struggle without food, medical care or anyone to look after her.
It is estimated that by 2050, the number of elderly will almost double, with over 319 million people aged over 60.
The poll reveals clues about how the loneliness and lack of companionship that increased among older adults during the pandemic might play into changes in activity levels.
In 2018, Reena resigned from her job to focus fully on the shelter home. She was drawing a monthly salary of 1 lakh Rupees, but her family never raised any objection.
Though the baby was underweight, Sudharma was overjoyed after mothering a life once again, and being able to hold the newborn in her arms.
Depression is a mental health disorder and much more than just 'low mood'- it is also the continued feeling of hopelessness over weeks combined with lack of sleep and appetite.
For the study, a team of researchers studied data covering the entire Swedish population over the age of 20 during the period.
Josephine said that the relative of the elderly women had misinterpreted her telephonic conversation. She suspected that the intervention in the case was politically motivated.
The Social Justice Department has submitted a report stating that the octogenarian had died owing to neglect by his children.