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The following article has been shared by our guest author – Mohit Nirula, CEO, Columbia Pacific Communities. In order that we appreciate how Senior Living Communities are redefining Senior Care, we must first understand how the needs of senior citizens...
What is PTSD? Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that develops after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. Though it can happen to people of all ages, older adults are more likely to be severely affected...
Acupuncture Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that involves the careful placing of needles to redirect the flow of energy throughout the body. Various pressure points on the hands and legs are targeted to restart the flow of energy or...
What are Hallucinations? Hallucination is a perception of having seen, heard, touched, tasted or smelled something that wasn’t actually there. They are common in people with schizophrenia and older adults with certain underlying medical conditions. 40-75% of the older adults...
Is Depression Real? According to WHO, India is one of the leading countries when it comes to people suffering from depression. Elderly depression in India, in fact, is higher than the worldwide prevalence of depression. The global range of depression...
Talk to them daily If you are living away from your parents and suspect that they might have depression, take out time to talk with them daily. In most cases, parents suffer from the 'Empty Nest Syndrome' after their children...
Talk to the doctors When you are suggested surgery, talk to your doctors and surgeons regarding the necessity and benefits of the surgery. Doctors who specialize in treating older adults will be able to gauge your symptoms and guide you...
42% of the older adults globally are operated upon for some or the other reason. With age, the various parts of the body show outcomes of the wear and tear that occurs over the years. Heart surgeries, hip and...
Over 42% of the senior population in India undergo some or the other type of surgery. Right from cataract surgery to heart operations, there are a range of issues your parents might have to go under the knife for,...
Nearly 220,000 people are diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) every year in India. As a result of which, the demand for dialysis sessions has increased by a whopping 34 million. 21% of the older adult population requires dialysis. Why...

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