Challenges Faced by Elderly During Covid-19 Pandemic: An Overview
Sumanth S Hiremath*
Department of Sociology, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, Karnataka State, India
*Corresponding Author: Sumanth S Hiremath, Department of Sociology, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, Karnataka State, India.
February 15, 2022; Published: March 30, 2022
While in developed nations the adult who is 65 years or above is considered to be elderly. There would be around 2 billion people belonging to the old age segment across the world by 2050. The rise in the ageing population poses a number of challenges and this pandemic has increased the number of challenges. Several studies have been done for assessing the impact of the pandemic on overall health of elderly which is much more as compared to the others. Studies from across the globe show that risk of the pandemic is much more in elderly. Elders are specifically influenced by the social vulnerability, especially during the lockdown or quarantine. They felt lonely, anxious and uncertain which give rise to insomnia and depressive disorders. Many elderly people live alone because their children maybe working in some other city or country.
Keywords: COVID-19; Mental Health; Impact on Elderly; Depression
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