International of People with Disabilities Day, which is held December 3, is not a regional event. The day is sanctioned by the United Nations and its goal is to promote support for individuals coping with disabilities through understanding, education, and awareness. It is estimated that about 20% of the world’s current population living and struggles with some type of disability. Statistics reveal that more than one third of disabled persons are 65 years or older. While there are many different disabilities these generally fall into mental and physical.
Basic Tips to Help the Elderly with Disabilities
As mentioned above, this can be an extremely difficult transition for seniors. It is not easier to relinquish control over their lives. The tips above will help them retain as much independence as possible. The ability to care for themselves will increase their overall self-confidence. It is also important to note that many of these measure protect seniors. For example, they may struggle to retrieve a hair brush that is out of reach and fall before actually asking someone for help. Placing everyday use items prevent this entirely.
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