https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAIqnFPlzCo&feature=youtu.be Old age is a stage of life when a person is at their most vulnerable. At a time when they need maximum love and care, some of them sadly are subjected to abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, in India, where...
With more and more people passing into the older adult category, adult abuse is becoming more prevalent. Elder abuse is a topic that is usually not acknowledged by others or even hidden by the victims. In most cases, immediate...
Herpes Zoster or Shingles is a painful rash that develops in those who have been affected by chicken pox in their childhood. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). When this virus affects our body, it first causes...
Any action that causes harm in any way to the older adults falls under the category of elder abuse. It could be of any type – physical, emotional, verbal, material, sexual and neglect. If any of these is done...
With elderly parents at home, it's heartbreaking to leave them alone while you have to go out for work or for other commitments. For some, it is even harder when they live abroad or in another city. Hence, not...
मित्राणि धन धान्यानि प्रजानां सम्मतानिव | जननी जन्म भूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी || While friends, riches and grains are highly honoured in this world, mother and motherland are a source of more happiness and can even surpass the joy and luxuries of heaven. As...
Dysphagia, or difficulty in swallowing food or drinking, is a cause of concern in seniors. Due to dysphagia, they may suffer from malnutrition, aspiration pneumonia and dehydration. It affects almost 15% of the older adults. Dysphagia has various causes, one...
Compared to adults, the elderly are more prone to infections and fevers. Low metabolism and low immunity make them highly susceptible to infections like viral fever, common cold and cough and even pneumonia. In fact, pneumonia happens to be...
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