People are fond of talking about work-life balance. Basically what this phrase means is that one’s life should not be all work and there must be time allocated for self, family, friends and recreation and hobby, so that there is a good balance in one’s life. For people who are looking after elderly loved ones … Read moreLife-life balance
When your parents get old and need to be cared for, one of you (among the children) will end up looking after them for the majority of the time. We wrote about that here. However, just because you are not the one looking after your parents does not mean that you don’t have any responsibilities. … Read moreA little guilt is a good starting point.
Old is Gold Store launches Tonic Tours – rejuvenating trips specially designed for senior citizens to unwind and relax. [slideshow_deploy id=’900′] The first Tonic Tour is a half-day visit to Dakshina Chitra, a wonderfully calm and quiet site on the East Coast Road, about 20 Kms from Adyar, Chennai. The program starts with a ride … Read moreCome join us on a Tonic Tour and feel young again!
Your parents may have 3-4 children or even more and yet the primary responsibility of looking after them in the old age may fall on you. The choice of you as the primary caregiver could be driven by many different factors – city you live in, the size of the house you have, the proximity … Read moreYou could be the chosen one!
A dear friend has written in to spread the word about a new toothpaste that can help rebuild enamel. Read on… British scientists have developed a toothpaste that they claim contains a liquid form of calcium and can help in treating sensitive teeth by rebuilding the tooth enamel. People with sensitive teeth experience pain and … Read moreToothpaste that rebuilds enamel – For people with sensitive teeth
One of the biggest, yet silent problems that seniors and the elderly face in today’s India is loneliness. Most of today’s homes are double income families (where both husband and wife are working) given the escalating costs and inflation. The children, of course, go to school. Which leads to the elders in the house … Read moreSenior companionship services.
Second in our series titled “The Elephant in the Room” highlighting common issues we tend to ignore. Many old people, especially those with even minor balance issues, incontinence issues or other mobility issues, gradually lose their confidence and stop going out of the house altogether. Given the state of the roads and traffic, we also, … Read moreImportance of going out
This is the first in a series of short articles titled “The elephant in the room” (TEITR), which will highlight many facts and realities about the life of senior citizens in India that most of us tend to ignore/avoid. This one is about your parents needing you. If you are in your mid-forties and have … Read moreThe Elephant In The Room – your parents need you.
Falls are relatively common in older adults who live at home, and increase with advancing age. Falls are associated with an increase in mortality, a reduction in mobility and greater dependence in activities of daily living. Balance, the ability to control and maintain your body’s position as it moves through space, is such an integral … Read moreTips on balance as you age