Recently Ayurvedic Village held a seminar for elderly patrons and medical professionals in Ayurveda at Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The motive behind the event was to enhance conversation around geriatrics and spread awareness about it. The event provided a platform for many elderly patrons to interact one-on-one with health practitioners. The experts imparted knowledge about how Ayurveda is helpful for disorders affecting older adults.
India is one of the most populous countries in the world. Providing health care and other services that aid older adults will undoubtedly continue to play a critical role in our country’s health care for the foreseeable future.
One of the driving forces behind this essential initiative is our country’s expanding geriatric population. The number of people in the world aged 60 and above is expected to grow past 2 billion by the year 2050. They suffer from various health problems such as joint pains, hypothermia, dementia, Alzheimer’s and many more. Ayurvedic Village’s geriatric procedures are aimed to cure the physical, emotional and behavioral disturbances with the help of well-planned Ayurvedic Chikitsa treatments. It aims at revitalizing the body tissues for a youthful being.
The objective of geriatric medicine which is in tune with the Indian philosophy is essentially. “Longer life with lesser disease and painless death” that is, a self sufficient life followed by a peaceful death.
Since aging doesn’t always come naturally to all, the seminar addressed the physical dynamics of aging, such as muscle atrophy and the ways to combat it. It also discussed what skilled practitioners at Ayurvedic Village can do to help caregivers -changing situation of caring for a person with a neuro-cognitive disorder. While living longer is an acknowledged indicator of developmental success, it demands considerable planning and policy choices, besides fostering a new caring culture is what Ayurvedic Village professionals suggested at the seminar.