"that old man is mad"
"you old generation people just dont understand"
"with age you are losing it".... etc etc..
such quotes flood our language and our expression of anger against elderly people.
parents, grand parents or that old man in the society..
sometime or the other such a quote has been used for them.
With age all of us will process information slower and act upon it slower.
Elderly people are at the greatest risk of stress induced complications because:
a. they know their memory, working capacity is decreasing (imagine...if one day u realise that it takes you 10min to brush your teeth, because of the stiffness, slowness how will you feel...)
b. younger generation put unwanted pressures on them.
c. what ever they have believed for more than 50yrs...suddenly is challenged ..(its like ur best friend suddenly going away...u will not know hw to cope)
d. their brain is experiencing changes, becoz of which they become depressed, aggitated.
e. their bodies are becoming fragile. (if one day u cannt run to catch the train, or drive the car till vashi coz u get breathing problems... or if one day u just cannt have sex becoz ur body doesnt permit you..imagine the stress!!!)
f. family members are so busy within their own, that nobody notices the brain and physical changes goin on. just labeling them as grumpy, angery, insensitive old person.
TODAY ON WORLDS ELDERLY DAY!!!
BE EMPATHETIC TO ELDERLY.
IF YOU FEEL THEY NEED HELP, DONT HESISTATE IN SEEKING HELP.
THEY NEED YOU...THEY JUST WONT SAY IT!!!
for a free power-point presentation on the signs and symptoms to be looked and taken care of in the elderly, u can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org