Chronic illnesses, cognitive impairment continue to affect elderly

first_imgMany elderly persons in Guyana continue to face negativities stemming from social issues in society, topped with their health statuses. This is according to Coordinator of Elderly Health at the Public Health Ministry, Dr Melissa Dehaarte, who during an exclusive interview with Guyana Times, stated that in relation to treating the physical ailments, chronic illness continues to affect the elderly.She explained that most of the chronic illness that the elderly suffer from could be treated before they further develop but that usually, it is when that illness has evolved then elderly folks decide to seek treatment.“And a lot of chronic illnesses are not diagnosed because persons do not come in to our primary health care facilities and we want to encourage them to do that to get screened. Many chronic illnesses do not have symptoms early on and when it is in its advanced stage then you may symptoms of diabetes or hypertension”.According to Dr Dehaarte, cognitive impairments are also major issues that the elderly continues to battle with on a daily basis.“Such as senility or Alzheimer’s, where you would see persons acting violently or wandering away from home. Or forgetting where they are or who they are. We want persons to be screened for that. That can be screened for at any primary healthcare facility”.She added that outside of the physical and medical conditions that the elderly have to deal with, there are social ills that affect them— the most terrible of which is elderly abuse. This, she says, is more prevalent than one would think.“There are different forms of elderly abuse, we can encounter physical abuse, financial abuse and even verbal abuse. Most persons know about financial abuse when we speak of someone taking away someone’s pension or their land and so on. So basically, any form of abuse that does not recognise or uphold the human rights of an older person, we face that a lot in our society”.Earlier this year, a study conducted by ChildLink found that abuse against the elderly has been on the increase. ChildLink had presented the information at the University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus, Greater Georgetown, in March.Chairman of the advocacy group, Kosi John, who had shared an overview of the report said, “as in those of the low-income group and also among the under-aged and very young, abuse of elderly, women and children has been on the increase”.John went on to say that urgent attention must be focused on the plight of the vulnerable group, who are often incapable of defending themselves and breaking out of the abusive environment.The Chairman, at that time, said he believes that abusive trends are linked to the fact that young people grow up seeing that someone should be hit when they do something that is not pleasing.last_img read more

Sorted! Stoke City’s official 25-man Premier League squad and U21 list

first_img1 After surprising many in his first year in charge with a top half finish, just how far can Mark Hughes take this squad of 25Premier League clubs had a deadline of 5pm on 3 September to submit a squad list containing no more than 17 players who do not fulfil the “Home Grown Player”. The remainder of the squad, up to a total of 25 players, must be home grown.According to the Premier League, a Home Grown Player means a player who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).Changes to the squad list may be made during the next transfer window. Under-21 players are eligible over and above the limit of 25 players per squad.Stoke CityPlayers (‘Home Grown’ status in brackets)1Adam, Charles Graham (No)2 Arnautovic, Marko (No)3 Assaidi, Oussama (No)4Bardsley, Phillip Anthony (Yes)5 Begovic, Asmir (Yes)6 Cameron, Geoff Scott (No)7 Crouch, Peter James (Yes)8 Diouf, Mame Biram (No)9 Do Nascimento Teixeira, Dionatan (No)10 Huth, Robert (Yes)11 Ireland, Stephen James (Yes)12 Krkic Perez, Bojan (No)13 Moses, Victor (Yes)14 Muniesa Martinez, Marc (No)15 Nzonzi, Steven Nkemboanza Mike Christopher (No)16 Palacios Suazo, Wilson Roberto (No)17 Pieters, Erik (No)18 Shawcross, Ryan James (Yes)19 Shea, Dane Brekken (No)20 Sidwell, Steven James (Yes)21 Sorensen, Thomas (No)22 Walters, Jonathan Ronald (Yes)23 Whelan, Glenn David (Yes)24 Wilkinson, Andrew Gordon (Yes)25 Wilson, Marc David (Yes)Stoke City– Under 21 players (Contract and Scholars)1 Adeloye, Oluwatomisin2 Alabi, James3 Bachmann, Daniel4 Banks, Lewis5 Barber, Benjamin Thomas6 Brierley, Theodore Tobias Clifford7 Butland, Jack8 Coban, Yusuf9 Cook, Jake Benjamin10 Coulson, Samuel Philip11 Douglas, Kelvin Isaac12 Edwards, Liam13 Eve, Dale Donald14 Grant, Alexander Ian15 Gyollai, Daniel16 Hamilton, Kyren Rico17 Jarvis, Daniel Adam18 Kurasik, Dominic19 Lecygne, Eddy20 Marques, Christopher21 Monlouis, Keiran Dion22 Nardiello, Jack Barrie23 Ngoy Bin Cibambi, Julien Fontaine24 O’Reilly, Ryan25 Parry, Robbie Jay26 Pickerill, Lee27 Renee-Pringle, Johnville Isaacs Joseph28 Ricketts-Hopkinson, Nathan Alton29 Roberts, Oliver James30 Shenton, Oliver31 Shepherd, Thomas Roy32 Skapetis, Petros33 Smith, Liam James34 Strong, Curtis35 Taylor, Joel36 Thomas, Adam Christopher37 Vassell, Theo Gary Carlstan38 Ward, Charlie39 Waring, George Philip40 Watkins-Clark, Mason Bradley41 Wells, Toby42 Weston-Hayles, Charles-Anthony Noel43 Wheeler, Elliot Peter44 Williams, Josh Aston45 Yao, Abodje Freddy Brucelast_img read more