Assam govt tells its employees – Take care of your parents, or we’ll do so from your pay 

The Assam government has proposed to link geriatric care to the pay of its employees from the 2017-18 fiscal to ensure that they look after their parents

Assam govt tells its employees – Take care of your parents, or we’ll do so from your pay Presenting a Rs 2,349.79 crore deficit budget on Tuesday, finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said every government employee must take care of his or her parents. If they don’t, the government will deduct a part of the employee’s salary and give it to the neglected parents for their sustenance, Sarma told the assembly “Care for […]

India’s elderly struggle to fend for their health-care expenses

In past 50 years, India’s elderly population has almost tripled and with rise in number of senior citizens’ population, there is also a steep rise in the health-care expense which they bear

India’s elderly struggle to fend for their health-care expensesIndia is promoted as rising nation and many initiatives have been introduced by the government to strengthen India’s global economic standing with development as its core agenda. While on one hand, immense efforts are being made to improve India’s GDP (gross domestic product), which will secure the future of youth, the government machinery has been […]

Depression may be common in older adults, but it is not normal

Studies show many older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems. Important life changes that happen as we age may cause feelings of uneasiness, stress, and sadness

Depression may be common in older adults, but it is not normalAbout depression Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. When you have depression, you have trouble with daily life for weeks at […]

For adults with arthritis even 45 minutes of exercise a week can be beneficial

While physical activity can be challenging for many older adults with arthritis, it can help patients better manage their condition and maintain physical functioning

For adults with arthritis even 45 minutes of exercise a week can be beneficialFirst author Dorothy Dunlop, professor of rheumatology and preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, and colleagues report their findings in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. Arthritis is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, caused by “wear […]

‘Heart surgery not the end of life,’ says 60-year-old set to run Mumbai Marathon for eighth time

Jayendra Maniklal Deliwala, who will run 21km in marathon for the eighth time, underwent a bypass surgery two years ago, but this has not deterred him from living a normal life

‘Heart surgery not the end of life,’ says 60-year-old set to run Mumbai Marathon for eighth timeSixty-year-old Jayendra Maniklal Deliwala is one among city’s many senior citizens who will be running Mumbai Marathon. Though Deliwala started running seven years ago, from the last two years he has been setting an example of how a bypass surgery is not an end of life. Deliwala, who will run 21km in marathon for the […]

In a big move, ICMR to launch research projects in the field of ageing and health care

Rising number of senior citizens in the country prompts Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to take the steps, ties up with Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare

In a big move, ICMR to launch research projects in the field of ageing and health careThe growing number of elderly people in India has prompted the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to have research projects in the field of ageing and health. The organisation has tied-up with the Sweden-based Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare with plans to develop affordable and appropriate innovative assistive technology for […]

Accidentally swallowed denture lands senior citizen in hospital

83-year-old Khar resident survives with denture stuck in throat for five days

Accidentally swallowed denture lands senior citizen in hospitalA dental check-up landed an 83-year-old Khar resident in a hospital as he faced difficulty in swallowing food. Initially, the doctors wondered if it was a neurological problem as Anand Patil (name changed) had suffered brain stroke two years ago, as difficulty in swallowing is generally observed in patients with stroke history. It was only […]