Resident sits in the living room in a line of red armchairs. The residents pass their days in this room.

Resident sits in the living room in a line of red armchairs. The residents pass their days in this room.

The living room in the elderly care home. Entertainment consisted of TV programmes on Indian channels and bhajans (Indian religious song)

The living room in the elderly care home. Entertainment consisted of TV programmes on Indian channels and bhajans (Indian religious song)

A resident enters the living room.

A resident enters the living room.

Residents' bedroom

Residents' bedroom

Resident suffers from dementia, believing the doll was one of her children. “Go away” she cries in a slumber. I ask who she is talking to but she is unable to respond. She tells me she has gone mad. Everything has gone, she refers to her mind.

Resident suffers from dementia, believing the doll was one of her children.“Go away” she cries in a slumber. I ask who she is talking to but she is unable to respond. She tells me she has gone mad. Everything has gone, she refers to her mind.

Lord Krishna

Lord Krishna

Resident in living room.

Resident in living room.

Bhaji and tomato ketchup. The care home provided Indian food to its elderly residents as a way of familiarising and a reminder of home.

Bhaji and tomato ketchup.The care home provided Indian food to its elderly residents as a way of familiarising and a reminder of home.

Resident in living room.

Resident in living room.

Residents' bedroom

Residents' bedroom

Residents' bedroom

Residents' bedroom

Resident was 82 years of age and from the Punjab. She has tears in her eyes when she talked about her family.

Resident was 82 years of age and from the Punjab. She has tears in her eyes when she talked about her family. “My memory has gone and so have my eyes”.

'Who cares' featuring photographs from the Indian Elderly Care Homes project, published November 2014

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