Ageing is a phenomenon that is least understood in emerging economies like India. So, research is important to understand the bio-medical and social aspects of ageing. The understanding so developed would help to unravel the possible challenges this phenomenon would pose to our society and some useful insights to deal with the challenges in effective ways.

Demographers, Gerontologist and Geriatricians the world over are making efforts to understand nuances of population ageing. Besides, there are multilateral bodies like WHO and UNFPA that are leading the research on comparative international data on health and other aspects of ageing.

There are voluntary organisations like HelpAge International that are constantly raising issues for research; besides, these organisations are also conducting research on many aspects of ageing that they encounter while implementing related progarms.