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The number of elderly women is only three to four times that of older men alone, and this can pose a serious challenge for this population as well as society.
"One of the most important demographic indicators that pay attention to the gender composition of the elderly population is the index of elderly sex ratio," said a senior expert on welfare in Yazd province.
"This indicator reflects the distribution of the elderly female population to the elderly men, and given the growing number of elderly women in the country, attention to their quality of life is one of the key factors in social health," said Assem.
She considered loneliness of elderly women as one of their main problems and added: One of the factors affecting the quality of life of elderly people is feeling loneliness and loneliness of older women is associated with more social and health problems than men. The feeling of loneliness in the elderly who misses their spouse is much greater than that of the married elderly.
Asayesh cited one of the ways to tackle older women in solitary confinement and said: Although remarriage has increased among older people, it is unfortunate that most older women do not accept remarriage because of traditional and traditional restrictions. They know taboo.
He said that the number of elderly women without spouses and alone is much higher than that of older men alone, while the rate of remarriage among older men is higher than for women.
According to the elderly expert, remarried cohabitation in old age can provide the elderly with the emotional, mental and psychological needs and hope for life again. At the same time, reshaping life together reduces stress, loneliness and depression and eliminates the fear of dying alone.
Experts in Yazd's welfare elderly state report that the rate of aging in the province is increasing: According to scientific sources of the population when 8% of the population is 6 years and above or 2% of the population is 6 years and above. The phenomenon of aging is found in the population.
He added that according to the census of 1 out of the population of 2 million countries, 5 million people are 2.9% of the elderly and it is expected that the percentage of the elderly in Iran will reach 2% and 5% by the end of the year.
Yazd Babyan Secretariat for Elderly Affairs Secretariat Secretary Babian acknowledged that population aging is not solely related to Iran, given that life expectancy is increasing each year and mortality decreases, population aging trends are not reversible and population aging is a challenge. The world will be.
Coming in on the country's policies for the elderly, Asayesh stated: In Iran, for elderly rights, one can refer to Population Policies issued by the Supreme Leader, "to cultivate respect for and respect for the elderly, and to create the conditions necessary to provide for their health and care in the family and to anticipate mechanisms." Necessary to benefit from the experiences and abilities of the elderly in appropriate areas ”and the section on General Family Policies communicated by the Supreme Leader“ Adopt appropriate supportive and encouraging ways to honor the elderly in the family and strengthen their physical and emotional care ”.
He emphasized: Due to the increase in the rate of aging in the province (2.8% in Yazd province and 2.3% in Ardakan city), all devices are expected to participate in planning for the field of aging.
Register Date :2019-8-13