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Challenges of the elderly in Nigeria

n Nigeria, older persons and their families face challenges in coping with functional physical and psychosocial health status of the aging process. These factors include changes in family dynamics, increased demand for medical services, increased economic stress, and decreased functional independence. 

Four primary factors affect psychosocial health status of elderly Nigerians, namely: changes in family dynamics, increased demand for healthcare services, increased economic stress, and decreased functional independence. 

Like other developing countries, the Nigerian national system faces similar challenges in preparing a national framework that can maximize coverage to citizens in the midst of demographic changes in aging. 

By focusing on five target areas such as the educational system, health services, community-based initiatives, local or regional policies and national strategies, current framework in Nigeria can be modified to prepare for changing demographics in aging. 

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