Stroke survivors need extra care, guidance, and support during their recovery. Therefore, it is important to monitor the stroke survivor’s health and physical activity, speak positively when giving instructions or offering help, and provide a safe environment by removing any potential hazards in the home. Also, it is important to advocate for the survivor to find appropriate resources for long-term care, if necessary. With these tips, stroke survivors get the benefit of information to improve their post-stroke lifestyles.
Stroke can impact people of all ages, however 2/3ds of stroke survivors are over 65 years of age. As those survivors age many of them will need extra care. Whether you’re just starting to explore options or already have a plan in mind, our goal is always to ensure a safe, comfortable, and satisfying life for our elderly loved ones.
Drug abuse in Nigeria
Drug abuse not only inflicts personal impacts but also has an immediate impact on people around the addict.
According to a 2018 report
by the National Bureau of Statistics, the prevalence of drug use in Nigeria was estimated at 14.4%, affecting approximately 14.3 million people aged between 15 and 64 years. This number had skyrocketed from the 2016 count of 5.6%.
The report further revealed that out of the number of drug abusers, 10,640,000 take cannabis, 4,610,000 are on opioids, 4,608,000 use pharmaceutical opioids like Codeine, Tramadol, and Morphine, 481,000 take cocaine, 2,360,000 use cough syrups, and 481,000 take tranquillizers and sedatives.
In this post we will be looking at the girl child drop out; the cause and risk factors of girl child drop out from school.
By a way of introduction, generally, in Africa, the causes and effects of female students’ dropouts in schools seems not to have been well researched. Yet, most if not all developing countries in Africa including Nigeria are dramatically affected economically or otherwise, by the ever-increasing female students drop out rate.
The concept of dropout in educational system has aroused interest of many professional academics and the public in general. The term is usually used in schools to refer to those students that leave school without the school’s consent either to another school or to ‘sit’ at home. Those pupils who leave school midway before the final year of their educational cycle in which they are enrolled, which could be primary, secondary or advanced level or even college or university levels. Female student dropout is a serious problem that enormously impact on national development of Nigeria and Africa in general. Looking at the term dropout of school, the seed of dropping out have been imbibed from childhood. Many children fail to find self-respect or self-discipline and capacity to cope with problems in ways that are constructive or have any appreciation on the importance of skills needed for learning.
Eldercare, also known as care of elderly person, is a service that meets the needs and desires of the elderly. Assisted living, senior daycare, long-term care, nursing facilities, hospice care, and home-based care are all covered.
Eldercare is a type of special care that serves the needs and requirements of the elderly. Although old age is not a factor in senior care, many individuals are concerned about disease and the several restrictions it brings. Some elders can stand on their own two feet, while others require our assistance. It is our job to care for our elders, and how we do so is entirely up to us.
To best manage stress, the first step is to notice how stress typically shows up and then create a tailored plan for stress relief.
Point 1: If stress usually impacts your body such that you experience high blood pressure, heart racing, fatigue, or aches and pains, find some physical ways to reduce stress like going for a walk or doing some gentle stretches. Shaking a calming jar is another physical action that can help individuals calm down and reduce stress.
Point 2: If stress affects your thoughts or feelings and you become more forgetful, anxious, negative, or sad, use your mind to reduce stress through meditation, prayer, mindful breathing, or other relaxation activities. Practicing gratitude is also an effective way to relieve stress as it redirects our attention towards positive thinking.
Point 3: If stress impacts your behaviors and you tend to misuse substances (food, drugs, alcohol), under/oversleep, yell at or withdraw from people, find an alternate behavior to replace the unhealthy behavior. For instance, if you comfort-eat when stressed, choose to go for a brief walk, journal, or call a friend instead.