Ageing is a constant, predictable process that involves growth and development of living organisms. Ageing can not be avoided, but how fast we age varies from one person to another. How we age depends upon our genes, environmental influences and life style. Ageism and unfavourable living conditions cause the elderly to be projected as a social problem. On the contrary, they are a social resource provided certain strategies are undertaken to offset or diminish the deteriorative aspects of the ageing process. This compact and conceptually sound book presents a clear and precise view on the problems of elderly ( Health, Living Arrangements, Abuse and Neglect,Care and Support etc.)in families; also provides the information on their attitude towards life, their life satisfaction and alienation. This book will be of much help to teachers, srudents, and researchers in the field of Sociology and Gerontology.