A new book called the Generation Gap has been released by Dr. V S Natarajan and Ms. Hema Narasimhan to delve into various aspects of elder abuse. Here is an excerpt from the Hindu article. Make a will to protect your children but keep enough for yourself so you don’t have to depend on them in your old … Read more Don’t give away all to your children, doctor advises parents
Sometimes, a bedridden person may not be able to ingest food through their mouth. This can be due to various reasons, from refusing to eat (in some cases of dementia) to inability to swallow due to being comatose, having neurological problems, having obstructions in the food canal or other similar problems. Under such circumstances Doctors … Read more Enteral Feeding – An introduction
Apart from availing tokens for free bus travel that will be distributed to senior citizens at 42 bus stands and depots across the city, senior citizens can also download forms at www.mtcbus.org. The applicants should submit proof of age and two passport size photographs with the applications. The scheme would be implemented from Wednesday. People … Read more Free bus pass for Senior Citizens in TN
When a loved one gets hospitalized, there are Doctors and nurses to look after them while they are under their care. Despite that, the period of hospitalization can be very taxing, both emotionally and physically for the family members. However, a bigger challenge awaits when the patient gets discharged and moves back home. Many times, … Read more A parent getting discharged from hospital?
The Senior Citizen Group recently convened a meeting to create awareness on encroachment and other issues faced by senior citizens. You can read more about it here.
A lot of people are still not aware of Parkinson’s Disease. Especially here in India, many people just think that the old man (or woman) is simply being obtuse and troublesome on purpose. In this film, however, a doctor describes the condition in a lucid manner and hopefully this will help more people recognize this … Read more A short film to create awareness about Parkinson’s Disease
A recent study shows that people become more trusting as they age. While there are a lot of positives associated with this increased trust, this can also lead to an increase in gullibility among the elders. Recent news items show how some people are taking advantage of the trusting nature of elders. Just recently, a … Read more Using your ATM/debit card safely.
Diwali is fast approaching. While this is a joyous festival, for many of our elders, this is a time of great trepidation. After all, Diwali is inextricably entwined with fireworks, and this means heightened levels of pollution that can lead to breathing difficulties and chest infections. For people with weakened immunity, having asthma or chronic … Read more Staying safe and allergy free this Diwali
The Senior Citizens Group of Besant Nagar has chosen Old is Gold Store as a recipient of the Service Excellence Award. Their invite is attached below Awards presentation ceremony invitation 1 (3)