On the eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Dr Hardeep Singh, Senior Consultant- Psychiatry, interacted with over 120 members of Mohali Senior Citizens Association and made them aware about their rights. He also spoke about how to handle depression and loneliness in old age.
Dr. Hardeep emphasized upon the importance of developing a positive mental attitude towards the ageing process, by learning to accept the changes occurring to our bodies and developing a feeling of self-worth. He encouraged them to be involved in the activities they love. Being involved in social activities & social networks can also help them build strong intimate relationships with like-minded individuals. By nurturing healthy habits, such as good nutrition and exercise, they can learn to love and enjoy their precious life. Dr Hardeep replied to various queries raised by the audience.