These unique tips will help elderly care in India

Although India is a young country, we also have a significant section of elderly people here. As their age increases and they move towards their latter part of their lives, many problems occur in their body. These problems can be some of the diseases or changes in the mental behaviour, fluctuation of emotions, mood swings etc. The elderly people should always be taken care of so that they are mentally and physically well.In fact, the second highest numbers of elderly people globally reside here.

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Here are some of the recent developments that have been done in order to provide relief to the elder people.

Recent Developments in India

Physical care
The physical care is very important so as to keep the body fit. There are a number of methods through which the body can be taken care. Two of them are discussed below:

Medicine
Elderly people are made to attend a full body check up and the problems they have are identified and treated before it gets severe. For example, the noncurable diseases like sugar and blood pressure and found and treated by giving appropriate medications. Frequent health check-ups are also made to maintain their health.

Aerobatics
In the present scenario, even the elders are registering for aerobatic programs and they practice aerobatic exercises every morning so that they can get rid of breath and lung related diseases. Aerobatics prove out to be one of the best remedies and a form of development that can keep the elder people fit.

Mental health
Mental health has equal importance as physical health. Elderly people should maintain their mental health in a proper manner, which will help maintain physiques. The few developmental cues in the mental health area are as follows:

Yoga and meditation
The elderly people are advised to follow a strict cycle of yoga and meditation so that they can burn their stress and also their calories in yoga exercises. The meditation makes their mind calm and brings them out of unnecessary worries.


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Laughter therapy
The elderly people are made to laugh frequently in the morning exercises so that, it brings down their stress levels and make them feel calm and composed. It makes them jovial so that they can take life in a light manner.

Psychological health
The elderly people might always face a lot of psychological issues due to the society and their health. So giving proper psychological advice and treatments is essential for the elderly people in India.

Financial health
There are retirement benefit plans for the elderly people in India so that hay they can improve their financial health at their old ages. With the help of these health plans, the elder people can live a self-dependent life and do not ask for a regular help from others.

Government’s effort
The government has a lot of schemes for the health and betterment of the elderly people. With help from these schemes, a lot of help is provided to the elders and the old aged people. For example, senior citizens in India will now get assisted living devices.

Help Age India, All India Senior Citizen’s Confederation (AISSCON) and Federation of Senior Citizens Organisation of Maharashtra, as well as others, are working towards the welfare of senior citizens. National Social Assistance Program (NSAP), Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) and National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) provide pensions for the elderly.