I have done a research for inmates of old age homes who suffer from anxiety and depression. I am a medical student from a government hospital. On basic public health visits to old age homes I found a lot f elderly were suffering from mental problems like anxiety and depression. Separation or loss of assistance from their children, death of spouse all these leads to such stress in life.
They were on medications for the same. But as we all know drugs have effects on bodies and these were elderly, I thought of any conventional therapy and its then laughter therapy came into play. Laughter produces happy chemicals in the body called endorphins which act as pain relievers evidenced from research literature.
Laughter therapy was given in the form of voluntary laughter sessions, laughter yoga, watching comedy laughter shows.
And this shown to reduce their mental stress significantly.
Now I have been selected to present this research at an international level in Dubai. I need USD 2000 for registration, airfare, accommodation and on-the-ground-transportation cost. The conference name is: 24th International Conference of Science and Humanities.
This will allow me to address this issue of mental stress in older people (which is quite neglected) and propose this therapy to be used commonly. The conference will allow me to share this research outcomes and who knows we might come up with better plans.
I also need funds USD 1000 to provide those elderly with some happy gifts which will make them cheerful. Those elderly from 'Matoshree Old Age Home' are lonely and live on their own. I will also use those funds for their betterment.
I will share the pictures as well. Please help me in this noble cause. Will mail you my research outcome also if you want to check the authenticity of this cause.