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Life under COVID-19 lockdown: an experience of old age people in India

Anuj Kumar (Department of Management, Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi, India)
Nishu Ayedee (Department of Marketing, Kingdom of Dreams, Gurugram, India)

Working with Older People

ISSN: 1366-3666

Article publication date: 14 March 2022

Issue publication date: 28 November 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the pain and suffering of elderly age people during the COVID-19 lockdown. It was an unpleasant experience for old age people.

Design/methodology/approach

In this paper, primarily, the information has been collected through interviews and observation. The researchers interviewed the older people and discussed their experience during the lockdown, and they also observed their activities during that period.

Findings

The main results of this paper suggested that lockdown appeared as double-edge sword for old age and elderly people. They are not allowed to go outside to safeguard their lives, and inside the home, they are facing issues of anxiety, fear and mental trauma. They are not able to complete their daily routine, and it is hampering their mental strength.

Originality/value

The paper is based on firsthand information received from an old-age couple.

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Acknowledgements

The authors want to acknowledge the contribution of Mr. Raj Pal Singh Nain, Ms. Mithlesh Chaudhary, and Late Ms. Anju Marwah in providing the necessary inputs while drafting this paper.

Citation

Kumar, A. and Ayedee, N. (2022), "Life under COVID-19 lockdown: an experience of old age people in India", Working with Older People, Vol. 26 No. 4, pp. 368-373. https://doi.org/10.1108/WWOP-06-2020-0027

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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