Lifelong Learning for Promoting Health Literacy among The Elderly in Thai Society

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รุ่งรัตน์ ผลสวัสดิ์


At present, Thai society has already entered the elderly society. Which the Thai society becomes an aging society will inevitably affect the social and economic structure of the country due to decreasing working-age population and increasing elderly population. Causing the budget of the country to be allocated for elderly care because the elderly are the age where the physical health deteriorates. If Thai society wants to reduce the burden on elderly health care to save budget. It is necessary that the relevant government agencies must encourage the elderly in Thai society to become more aware of health literacy so that at least they can take care of themselves initially. The lifelong learning process for the elderly has therefore played an important role in campaigning for the elderly to have continuous learning on related matters for life. Especially about health, which is the most important problem for the elderly in Thai society. In this article, the author introduced concepts related to lifelong learning for the elderly with a focus on health literacy which is an important concept in helping older people to take care of their health at the initial level.


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ผลสวัสดิ์ร. Lifelong Learning for Promoting Health Literacy among The Elderly in Thai Society. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2019Dec.29 [cited 2020Feb.20];20(3):54-1. Available from:
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