Niramaya is a Health Insurance Scheme for the welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities. Objective In order to enable and empower persons with developmental disability to live as independently and as fully as possible, health services and their … [Read more...] about Niramaya – Health Insurance Scheme for the Disabled
Persons with disabilities, who are 60 years and above, are covered under the Scheme of “Integrated Programme for Older Persons (IPOP)” as implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Under this scheme financial assistance is provided to State Governments, Non-Governmental … [Read more...] about Benefits and Facilities for Disabled Senior Citizens
WHO's Report on Ageing in India says the absolute number of the over 60 population in India will increase from 76 million in 2001 to 137 million by 2021. UNFPA in its Report on the Status of Elderly in Select States of India has said: "A major demographic issue for India in the 21st century … [Read more...] about Population of Senior Citizens in India
Dementia is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain. It mostly affects people above 60 years of age, though instances of people getting affected in mid-40s also exist. Apart from ageing, factors like injury to the brain can also lead to onset of dementia. Dementia is primarily a gradual … [Read more...] about What is Dementia?
Elder Abuse is a complex phenomenon which describes the act and effects of abusing an elderly person. You may read WHO's Report on Missing Voices (World Health Organization) for more clarity. It is a crime which must be reported in order to be stopped. Factors like advent of nuclear families, … [Read more...] about Fatal Elder Abuse in India
Uttar Pradesh Government offers Old Age Pension to citizens who are more than 60 years of age in the list of people living below the poverty line (BPL). Under this scheme pension at the rate of Rs.300/- per month is paid in 2 six-monthly instalments every year. वृद्धावस्था पेंशन योजनान्तर्गत वर्ष … [Read more...] about Old Age Pension Scheme – Uttar Pradesh