Monthly Archives: May 2013

Life-life balance

life-balance-elephant1People 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 little guilt is a good starting point.

caringforcaregiverWhen 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 …

Come join us on a Tonic Tour and feel young again!

Old is gold Log Tonic Tour

Old is Gold Store launches Tonic Tours – rejuvenating trips specially designed for senior citizens to unwind and relax.

The first Tonic Tour is a half-day visit to Dakshina Chitra, a wonderfully calm and quiet site on the East …

You could be the chosen one!

thechosenoneYour 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 …

Toothpaste that rebuilds enamel – For people with sensitive teeth

Tough-tooth-enamel-002A 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 …

Senior companionship services.

CompanionshipServicesOne 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 …

Importance of going out

Second in our series titled “The Elephant in the Room” highlighting common issues we tend to ignore.

senior_day_outMany old people, especially those with even minor balance issues, incontinence issues or other mobility issues, gradually lose their confidence and stop …

The Elephant In The Room – your parents need you.

elephant_in_the_roomThis 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 …

Tips on balance as you age

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 …