||With the demographic transition, population aging is posing major challenges to the health care system in developing countries also. The Indian Academy of Geriatrics was formed in 2002 in response to the need to develop Geriatrics in India. The Indian Academy of Geriatrics aims to associate health care professionals providing health care to the elderly and to work to improve the scientific knowledge and quality of geriatric healthcare. The “Journal of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics" is the official publication of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics. The journal publishes peer-reviewed scientific articles. It is a modest beginning to provide a platform to share, exchange information and research observations about the health care of the elderly. This will help in the development of much needed Geriatric services and science. The Journal of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics is published quarterly (in March, June, September, and December). The journal is registered with the Registrar of Newspaper of India under No. RAJENG/2005/15244. The information and opinions presented in the Journal of The Indian Academy of Geriatrics reflect the views of the authors and not of the Academy or the Editorial Board. Acceptance does not constitute an endorsement by The Indian Academy of Geriatrics. All the rights are reserved. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study, or criticism or review no part of the publication can be reproduced, stored, or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior permission. The Journal of The Indian Academy of Geriatrics and/or its publisher cannot be held responsible for errors or for any consequences arising from the use of the information in the various sections in the journal does not constitute an endorsement or approval by the journal and/or its publisher of the quality or value of the said product or of claims made for it by its manufacturer.