The Myanmar Times spent some time with the elderly at the Little Sisters Home for the Aged in Yangon to see how they cope with the feeling of isolation and how they perceive mortality, the inevitable part of life.
Across the developed world more people are living longer, which of course means more get to be extremely old by the time they die. Nearly half of all deaths in the United Kingdom are in people aged 85 or older, up from only one in five just 25 years ago.
Successive governments in Myanmar failed to address the healthcare needs of the public. Now, people are interested to see how the National League for Democracy-led government will resolve this issue. Here are some views from the ground: