Tag: old age

  • Mahbub Alam Chowdhury

    Mahbub Alam Chowdhury

    Most people have no space and time for compassion because they are too busy with their own stakes. An old man who had a stroke in an asylum in Dhaka. The only thing that is left of him is mumbling and in panic grasps my hand with the only hand that he has. Try to sit […]

  • Sina Puch a young woman about getting old

    Sina Puch a young woman about getting old

    Dear Sina. She is 43 years old, lost her husband 15 years ago and looks, as many Cambodian people, much younger, girlish even. In our talks she mentiones her own fear of getting old, and her worries what to do then.  Care from her son? She prefers not. Remarry? She is too old for that. […]

  • There used to be a strong social bond in the pagoda

    There used to be a strong social bond in the pagoda

    In our search for the lives and life questions of elderly in Cambodia, we also interview the young generation. Sochoeun (37) a sociology teacher and researcher at the CCC organization, with 160 NGO’s working together with the Cambodian civil society. One of the things he speaks about is the fading away of traditional culture, where […]

  • Policy on elderly: trends in Cambodia 2

    Policy on elderly: trends in Cambodia 2

    As we do in other countries, we also research the current demographic trends and policy to find important developments and key issues. In a serie of 3 articles you can read about Cambodia. From all census and research information done in Cambodia, the following key issues are formulated: 1. Poverty Many elderly are living in […]

  • Older people associations in Battambang

    Older people associations in Battambang

    In every country we did research so far, we found different approaches of dealing with loneliness, sickness, income and social exclusion in the lives of elderly. In Cambodia, the main 2 care systems are the (extended) family, and the Buddhist religion in pagoda’s. This leaves a lot of elderly uncared for, unable to meet even the […]