Neurologist Urges Nigerians to Prioritize Care for the Elderly

Dr. Abdul-Haadi Thiamy, a consultant neurologist at the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State, emphasized the importance of prioritizing the care of elderly individuals, urging Nigerians to ensure they are kept in environments conducive to their health.

Speaking at the 28th Ramadan lecture in honor of the late Sheikh Adatulahh Alaye in Iwo, Osun State, Dr. Thiamy highlighted key considerations for elderly care. He advised against the traditional notion of three meals a day for the elderly, instead recommending a diet rich in water, fruits, and vegetables to maintain their overall health.

Dr. Thiamy cautioned against the consumption of junk food, emphasizing its potential to harm the aging body. He stressed the significance of regular medical check-ups for the elderly, along with a diet focused on preserving their bodily functions and combating disease-causing agents.

In alignment with Islamic principles, Dr. Thiamy underscored the importance of valuing and caring for the elderly, emphasizing their elevated status in society. He advocated for keeping elderly individuals in environments where they are mentally and socially connected, promoting their overall well-being.

Furthermore, Dr. Thiamy addressed the physiological changes associated with aging, such as reduced cognitive function, cardiovascular strain, and kidney dysfunction. He emphasized the need for holistic care approaches to address these age-related challenges effectively.

 

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