The Forgotten Ones – Interview with Prof. AB Dey
Description: 320 Million Indians – 25 percent of the population – will be 60 years and older in 2050. Most of them will need much better access to the healthcare system, says Professor AB Dey, one of India’s leading Geriatric Experts.
Whether you are an elder or a caregiver, a professional or a volunteer who deals with ageing issues or just looking for information related to older people, this website will prove to be a valuable tool for you. We would appreciate your comments and suggestions.
Oldagesolutions.org is a web portal for older persons created as a part of Technology Interventions for Disabled and Elderly (TIDE ) programme of Science For Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for benefit of older people.
This is a collective effort of a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nutritionists, nurses and rehabilitation professionals from the Department of Geriatric Medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi who provide their vision of health and well being for those who are in their twilight years.
RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENT
DESIGN & ENVIRONMENT
Recognising the ever-growing need for assistance for elderly patients, AIIMS, New Delhi in partnership with HelpAge India started a Geriatric Helpdesk today. It’ll provide assistance in – registration, OPD cards, taking an appointment, assistance with a wheelchair, assisting with paperwork for a medical fee waiver for needy elderly patients and more.#Elderly arriving at AIIMS in New Delhi now have an additional support ‘HelpAge Elders Help Desk’ to guide them through easy access to facilities and medical procedures. The inauguration was done by Dr D.K. Sharma, Medical Superintendent, AIIMS and Dr A.B. Dey, HOD, Geriatrics and Mathew Cherian, CEO, HelpAge India with team members from both organizations.
Old Age Can Be a Great Blessing
Sadhguru says, in many ways, old age can be a great blessing because the whole experience of life is behind you.
Sadhguru: Old age need not be misery. In many ways, old age can be a great blessing because the whole experience of life is behind you. When you were a child everything was beautiful, but you were eager to grow up because you want to experience life. When you became youthful, your intelligence got hijacked by your hormones. Whatever you did, knowingly or unknowingly, it just pushed you in that direction. Very few people are capable of raising their intelligence beyond the hormonal hijack and looking at life with clarity. All others are trapped in it.
Keeping in view the National Policy on Older People (NPOP), DST under its Science and Society Programme has recently launched a new programme on “Technology Initiative for Disabled and Elderly (TIDE)” to create an enabling environment for the elderly. The TIDE programme has evolved through a series of consultations involving various stakeholders (geriatric specialists, designers, architects, social scientists, senior citizens, etc.). Five thematic workshops were also organized to deliberate on specific themes. Under this innovative programme, project proposals are supported on conceptualization, research and development for finding technological solutions to address the problems faced by the elderly population and to improve their quality of life. Prestigious academic and research institutions (AIIMS, IITs, IISc, SPA, AIIPMR, National Institute of Social Defence) and NGOs (HelpAge India) are actively associated with the TIDE programme.
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