इकोनॉमिक टाइम्स बेस्ट हेल्थकेयर ब्रांड
इकोनॉमिक टाइम्स बेस्ट हेल्थकेयर ब्रांड
It's a beautiful cycle of nature; just as our parents supported us when we were children, now it's our turn to give back and be there for them as they enter a phase where they need our support and care.
It's crucial to recognize that the well-being of elderly individuals depends on both our willingness to provide care and their need for support. Regrettably, a significant number of seniors pass away each year due to inadequate care and support.
In this article, we will explore the simplest and most effective methods for providing care to elderly individuals or parents within the comfort of their own homes.
Cataracts and refractive errors
Back and neck pain, often due to osteoarthritis
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Geriatric Syndromes: (Complex health issues often experienced by older adults)
Muscle and joint pain
These conditions can co-occur, making elderly healthcare multifaceted and challenging.
"This year the theme of International Day for the Elderly is World Senior Citizens' Day 2023. The theme for this year is – “Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World”.
Digitalization has transformed our way of life, but many older individuals lag behind in using modern tech. The UN's theme for this special day highlights the need to teach them how to use mobile phones, the internet, and computers to suit their needs and interests. Policymakers should also address the potential risks of these technologies to keep older people healthy and secure.
Support the well-being of older individuals through gentle exercises and massage therapy for pain relief and relaxation. Promote regular, brief exercise for overall health. Highlight the advantages of a Mediterranean diet and healthy eating. Prioritise quality sleep, quitting smoking, and managing alcohol/substance use. Encourage routine check-ups for early disease detection.
Social isolation and loneliness pose risks for heart disease and cognitive decline. Managing stress is vital, as chronic stress can alter the brain and heighten Alzheimer's risk. Timely addressing depression is essential for both mental and physical health. Engaging in leisure activities, hobbies, and social interactions significantly contributes to overall well-being.
Maintaining cognitive health involves lifestyle choices like physical activity, a Mediterranean diet, avoiding smoking, and mental stimulation. Novel activities and skill learning enhance memory function. Participating in clinical trials and research advances our knowledge of healthy aging, contributing to scientific progress and a better understanding of cognitive well-being.
Ensure a balanced diet, and health monitoring devices can assist in managing dietary choices. Monitor and remind the elderly to stay hydrated, and massage therapy promotes relaxation.
Health monitoring devices can provide medication reminders, and massage therapy reduces anxiety. Use Health monitoring devices to keep track of their health such as the Use
BP monitors for checking blood pressure and avoiding high or low BP.
Glucometer: Assist in tracking your glucose or sugar levels in the blood.
Oximeter If experiencing shortness of breath or have a preexisting heart or lung condition use an Oximeter.
ECG To assess the performance of the heart.
While you're asleep, your body carries out essential processes such as building muscles, creating proteins, and fixing tissues. These activities are vital for maintaining a robust immune system.
Schedule medical check-ups, and monitoring devices aid in early health issue detection. Consider using health monitoring tools to stay updated on your health status; this information aids your healthcare provider in delivering precise treatment.
Address chronic pain, and massage therapy provides pain relief and comfort. Alternative methods like acupuncture, temperature therapy (cold and heat), physical activity, massages, and occupational therapy can be highly effective for pain relief, often surpassing the benefits of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
World Senior Citizen Day is a yearly event that acknowledges and values the vital role played by older members of society. It's a festive occasion dedicated to honoring their contributions and the wisdom they share, which greatly enhances our communities and lives.
The path to age equality starts with aging itself. While health challenges may increase with age, proper healthcare can help older individuals lead happy and healthy lives. Celebrating World Older Persons Day is just the beginning; it's an ongoing effort to ensure the well-being of seniors as they age beyond 50, 60, 70, and beyond.
The International Day of the World's Older People celebrated as World Senior Citizen Day, reminds us of the significant and valuable role our elders play in society. As we face the challenges of an aging population and a rapidly changing world, it becomes essential to provide them with support, care, and the tools to adapt to modern technologies.
This day serves as a call to action to ensure that our elderly population can age with dignity, resilience, and well-being, ultimately enriching our communities and fostering a deeper appreciation for the wisdom they bring to our lives.