Wednesday, February 1, 2023

GEM promotes health self-care in the elderly

To promote elderly care, the Ministry of Social Development, through multidisciplinary brigades, implemented awareness workshops about habits that help achieve an optimal state of health.

Factors contributing to strengthening the immune system of the elderly have been highlighted (Photo: Exclusive).

On this occasion, the brigadists traveled to Zampango and Almoloa de Juárez, where, in separate visits, they explained to the elderly the importance of having a strong immune system to prevent diseases that debilitate their health.

He pointed out that these activities are in line with the social policy of the government headed by Alfredo del Mazo Maza, which brings together the theoretical and practical space to provide tools that facilitate the life of this center of the population.

For this reason, he addressed various factors that interfere with and may favor aging, such as maintaining a balanced diet supported by different groups of foods and liquids that are good eating plates and good drinking jugs. .

It was also mentioned that it is essential to engage in physical activity regularly, as well as participate in recreational activities that allow the mind to be kept in a functional state through cognitive stimulation.

On the other hand, they were provided with information about proper hand washing through a poster and followed the steps to promote action for prevention of future diseases due to inadequate body hygiene.

Subsequently, tooth brushing techniques and the use of tools such as soft, hard or medium bristle brushes, pastes, rinses and dental floss were illustrated, along with other graphic materials indicating that they were intended for personal use.

As the final part of this workshop, he talked about washing, drying and caring for the feet and nails, mentioning that keeping the hands and feet hydrated and clean, as well as using appropriate footwear, is essential for this exercise. It is important to do it consistently.



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