I grew up in a time when people were not very politically correct or overly sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. It was very common to address people based on some physical characteristic that was prominent. The short one was usually addressed as “Kulla” (which means short in Tamil), the tall one may … Read more Special parents
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 more Life-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 more A little guilt is a good starting point.
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 more You could be the chosen one!
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 more Importance 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 more The Elephant In The Room – your parents need you.