Old Nepal

The aged over 60 years constitute a mere 5-6%  of the population of Nepal.

 

 Several studies in Nepal show that the long established culture and traditions of respecting elders are eroding day by day.

Younger generations move away from their birthplace for employment opportunities elsewhere.

Consequently, more elderly today are living alone and are vulnerable to mental problems like loneliness, depressions and many other physical diseases. (Sushil Adhwikari 1)

 

Nepal does not have the universal access to health care services to its citizen including elderly.

Psychosocial health has not been recognized as a part of health services. There is only one mental hospital in capital city. (united nations)

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