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NNJ. 2015; 4(1): 36-39


GERIATRIC HEALTH IN INDIA CONCERNS AND SOLUTIONS

Prof. Mrs.A.Mercy Rani.

Abstract
Ageing is a biological process and experienced by the humankind in all times. It refers to a sequence of changes across a life span of an individual. Chronological age of 65 years and above as a ‘elderly’ or older person in india,"senior citizen" means any person being a citizen of India, who has attained the age of sixty years or above. Ocular Diseases: Cataract, Glaucoma, Presbyopia.
• Reduced Muscular Strength and Coordination : Accidents and Injuries • Cardiovascular Diseases: IHD, Stroke and Hypertension.
• Chronic respiratory illness: COPD, Asthma, bronchitis. • Mental problems: dementia, depression and mood disorders.
• Complication of Diabetes. • Cancers: Oral, gastric, lung and colorectal cancers. • Nutritional Deficiencies. • Dental Problems.
• Hearing Defects. • Increased Susceptibility to Infections: RTI, UTI. • Deg. Neurological Diseases: Alzheimer’s and
Parkinsonism. CONCLUSION: Increased life expectancy, rapid urbanization and lifestyle changes have led to an emergence of varied problems for the elderly in India.This paper has mainly focused on the health issues of the elderly, it must be remembered
that complete health care to the elderly is possible only by strategies for improvement in their quality of life also comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach.

Key words: GERIATRIC HEALTH, CONCERNS, SOLUTIONS, Factors, PREVENTIVE INTERVENTIONS



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