Geriatrics is that branch of medicine which deals with the healthcare of the elderly. It aims to optimise the health, independence and quality of life for seniors. India is undergoing major demographic changes and we are witnessing an increase in the geriatric population. At around 80 million, we are home to the second largest geriatric population. Only China has more number of people above the age of 60- an age that is frequently used to identify the senior population. In the next few years, i.e. by 2016, their numbers will increase from 80 million to a staggering 112.9 million.