Book Launch: A complete guide for managing dementia

On the eve of World Mental Health Day, Silver Innings, a home for assisted living elder care has launched its first book, ‘Remember Me – You Me and Dementia’; on the non-curable brain disorder Dementia

Book Launch: A complete guide for managing dementiaWritten and compiled by Sailesh Mishra, the book talks about Dementia and how it could be dealt with care. Mishra is a social gerontologist and International Maser Practitioner in Dementia care and Founder of Silver Innings Group and A1Snehanjali assisted living elder care home. The book includes some powerful stories and poems from caregivers of […]

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’

The recent incidents in Gorakhpur and Nashik have a thrown light on the poor state of neonatal care in India. TISS has been playing a vital role in healthcare policy making and also has been involved in several healthcare research projects. In an exclusive dialogue with My Medical Mantra Prof. S. Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, explained what necessary steps have to be taken

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’After the tragic incident in Gorakhpur, in Nashik (Maharashtra) too, the death of 187 infants, merely in the duration of 5 months, has created a controversy and has highlighted the poor state of neonatal care in the country. On this backdrop, Prof. S Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) exclusively spoke with […]

Over 50 per cent of Mumbai policemen under occupational stress: Study

According to a study, conducted by Sonam S Lavtepatil, a TISS student, about 55.5 per cent of Mumbai policemen are suffering from high-level of occupational stress. Study shows policemen have adapted a negative coping style such as consumption of alcohol and smoking to overcome occupational stress. The study highlights role overload, environmental factors and lack of facilities as the three major causes responsible for high-level of occupational stress

Over 50 per cent of Mumbai policemen under occupational stress: StudyMumbai police has been doing everything they can to maintain the law and order in the city and are vigilante towards security. ‘Sadarkshanaya Khalanigrahanaya’ meaning ‘to protect the good and to destroy the evil’ is their motto. But this efficiency comes with a price. According to a study, done by the School of Health Systems […]

‘Educators for special kids need of the hour’ 

NHI is a community based rehabilitation model that aims to bridge the gap between the demand for special education and the numbers of available professionals. India needs special educators with a firm grounding in neurodevelopmental sciences. It is vital for the educator to know the science behind the intervention as well as the overall programme for the child

‘Educators for special kids need of the hour’ In Mumbai the student- teacher ratio has always been a major concern. To understand this disparity, a study by the New Horizons’ Institute (NHI) for Child Development in Mumbai tried to explore the student-teacher ratios in case of children with special needs. The results state the gap between children and teachers is huge. In fact, […]