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Care a Little More For Your Elders-International Day of Elderly


Protect Your Elderly From Common Chronic Diseases - International Day For The Elderly


Medically Reviewed By
Dr Divya Rohra

Written By Meenakshi
on Oct 1, 2022

Last Edit Made By Meenakshi
on May 22, 2024

International Day For The Elderly

Eventually, your parent’s age! This should motivate you enough to be more attentive to the health of your older ones.

Aging is an inevitable part of a human life span that comes with challenges and health concerns. You cannot stop them grow, but you can help them grow gracefully. It's time for you to be a little more responsive and attentive to keep their physical and mental health in check.

However, in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often forget to think about our parents. Besides aging, this loneliness increases their health troubles. Therefore, On International Day for Older Persons, we all need to stand with senior citizens to help them grow healthy and happy.

Every year, 1st October is observed as International Day for the Elderly to draw people's attention to their health. We need to understand “Healthy Elderly Means Healthy Home.” They are our biggest assets, so help them heal and age gracefully.

You can keep your elderly healthier by understanding chronic health conditions that can harm them.

Some of the most common diseases among senior citizens are -

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Weak Eyesight
  • Lung Diseases
  • Heart Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Influenza and Pneumonia

The list is never-ending, and every condition has consequences that make their life a living hell. Therefore, you need to be on your toes to ensure they can live worry-free. Besides timely diagnosis and treatment, there are many other ways by which you can help your loved ones' health and age with minimum health complications.

Proven Tips To Protect Your Elderly From Chronic Diseases:

  • Keep Them Moving: Whether they love or hate it, whether their joints are hurting or not, you need to indulge them in some physical activities. It not only helps them live longer but lives better. Aging leads to obesity, and obesity leads to severe health disorders. Therefore, encouraging them to be physically active minimize their risks of health diseases and improve their mood and mental health.
  • Help Them Make Smart Food Choices: They must have stopped you from eating wrong in your childhood. Fill their plate with the right foods to keep health disorders at bay. Eliminate heavy foods that take forever to digest to fuel them. Always remember that healthy eating is crucial to avoid health problems.
  • Keep Stress Away: For the elderly, tension manifests into health diseases that could lead to frequent headaches, sleep problems, insomnia, fatigue, blood pressure, heart diseases, and whatnot. Therefore, being a grown adult, you must help them manage their anxiety and stay away from depression. Go out with time, talk to them and keep them happy, as it is the key to ensuring their stress-free living. Don't overburden them with your tensions, and let them speak their heart out.
  • Help Them Find New Hobbies: Elderly people always crave a little more love and attention, and when they don't receive it, it leads to loneliness, mood swings, and mental problems. Therefore, the ideal way to help them age gracefully is to indulge them in activities they love the most or help them find new hobbies. It keeps them busy, active, and mentally active. Also, it helps minimize their health concerns.
  • Consider Regular Health Checkups: Avoiding health problems as you age is almost impossible. But you can at least diagnose them early to manage the symptoms or minimize their risks of reaching the severe stage. Hence, you should book periodic Full Body Checkup for your elder ones to understand the possible onset of medical conditions and take preventive measures to avoid complications.

With this thought in mind, Redcliffe Labs brings you Vital Screening Package with 81 tests @ Rs 399. The package is designed to test the elderly on varied parameters. It covers Thyroid Profile Test, Vitamin, Blood Glucose Fasting, Urine Routine & Microscopy Examination, HBA1c, Kidney Function Test (KFT), Liver Function Test (LFT), Complete Blood Count (CBC), and Lipid Profile Test, among more.

Benefits Of Health Checkups For Senior Citizens:

  • Help one learn if they are at risk of a specific age-related disease.
  • Early detection of health issues makes the treatment accessible and minimizes complications.
  • Allow gain more control over chronic conditions and avoid severities.
  • Periodic health checkups are considered powerful in lowering hospital visits and overall health care expenses.
  • So, consider regular health checkups and help your elderly ones live their life to the fullest.

We are ready to offer all the support you need to keep your elderly ones health in check, and it's your time to book a Full Body Checkup for your elder parents or grandparents to show them that you love and care.

Actions are always more powerful and impactful than words. So, show them love and start caring for older people to help them age healthily.

The health of your elderly is your responsibility, so take charge of it. On World Elders Day, book Smart Plus Full Body Checkup for the elderly in your home to rule out possibilities of chronic lung disease in the elderly and other health complications and add more years to their life.

Elderly people are the true gems who bring out the best in us. They have always been around, and it’s our time to pay back at least when they need us. Give them all the love, attention, and care they need to help them age healthily.

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