Aging with Physical Disabilities: Experience Intersected by Stigma, Social Isolation and Finitude
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The objective is to learn about the lives with physically disabled disabilities. Fifteen participants from the Delhi Association for Disabled Persons were interviewed for this study. The interviews were place between July 2016 and June 2017 and covered the whole Delhi metropolitan region. Before Alfred Schütz analysed the data using social phenomenology, he thematically categorises the information. Results: There is evidence that age-related physical limitations and social stigma persist into old age. The misery of old age was exacerbated by the persistence of stigma, which led to loss of identity, isolation, a narrow worldview, and the acceptance of one's own death. Implications and final thoughts Managers of services and disability providers for the elderly with physical impairments must take into account the complexities of ageing with a disability and the challenges posed by a society that is sometimes intolerant of bodily difference when formulating public policy.