Senior citizen rights: Maha government forms a committee, to receive action plan in three months 

The state government has formed a committee to implement the senior citizen policy in an effective manner. The committee will submit its action plan within three months

Senior citizen rights: Maha government forms a committee, to receive action plan in three months According to the 2011 census, India has around 104 million people, who are over the age of 60. And, of that, around 11 lakh senior citizens are registered with the Federation of Senior Citizens Organisation of Maharashtra. Earlier this month, around 100 odd senior citizens protested at Churchgate railway station, demanding old age homes, and […]

Nationwide program needed for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, say experts

Senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, often at times go missing from their homes. According to recently released Indian National Crime Records Bureau 2016 - reportedly there are total of 30,767 missing senior citizens. In 2016 alone, 13,236 were reported missing. 17,531 were reported missing from the previous years. Only 9,467 were found, i.e. just 30.8% among these figures

Nationwide program needed for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, say expertsOn Wednesday, an incident was reported wherein a senior citizen from Versova went missing and was found after 30 hours in Cuffe Parade. Kiran Sharma (name changed), a 76-year-old suffering from Alzheimer’s and diabetes has no memory of how he reached Cuffe Parade. On Wednesday noon, patrolling policemen spotted Sharma in Cuffe Parade. He couldn’t […]

K’taka: Dementia care centre for elderly patients opened in Hubli

Dementia care centres in India are very few and this needs to be expanded. Believing in this, Prasad Bhide, founder of Aarambh, a residential care centre for the elderly at Powai in Mumbai has opened a centre for senior citizens suffering from dementia.

K’taka: Dementia care centre for elderly patients opened in HubliAlzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60 to 70% of cases, says the World Health Organization (WHO). Each year, World Alzheimer’s Day is celebrated with a theme. ‘Remember Me’ was the theme of 2017’s World Alzheimer’s Day, which gave focus to dementia. According to Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders […]

One Rupee Clinic to soon provide medical aid at your doorstep

With ‘One Rupee Clinic’ gaining popularity in Mumbai, it has added a new feature by starting free home facility for CT scan, MRI, USG bookings as well as a pick up facility for senior citizens

One Rupee Clinic to soon provide medical aid at your doorstepIn an attempt to make diagnostic tests affordable, the ‘One Rupee Clinic’, an initiative by a Mumbai doctor in making healthcare cheaper for the common man, has now decided to get the tests available at door steps for senior citizens. The ‘One Rupee Clinic’ was an initiative started in May this year to help patients […]

Feeling older? Learn how to embrace it

In society, youthfulness is glorified and getting older is cast as something to avoid, but as your age increases, your quality of life does not necessarily have to decrease, said experts

Feeling older? Learn how to embrace itThe realisation that you are getting older can come in waves. You watch movies and point to the actors, saying: “She’s dead. Oh, he’s dead, too.” Your parents move to a retirement community they call God’s waiting room. You hear more snap, crackle and pop in your joints than in your breakfast cereal. What is […]

Clinic on wheels: A first-of-its-kind mobile clinic for senior citizens

The clinic on wheels is set to provide free OPD services and medical consultation to all senior citizens. It will remain on-call from 7 am to 7 pm for six days in a week

Clinic on wheels: A first-of-its-kind mobile clinic  for senior citizensThe clinic on wheels is set to provide free OPD services and medical consultation to all senior citizens. It will remain on-call from 7 am to 7 pm for six days in a week. Services provided at this clinic include ECG check, random blood sugar check and blood pressure check. Clinic on Wheels’ was launched […]