Dr. Dolly Bagai on Importance of Emergency Planning for Caregivers

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Dr. Dolly Bagai is a practicing family Physician from the last 38 years from Delhi.

HappyAging met Dr. Bagai at the GSICON 2018, Pune where she spoke about the need to educate and take care of the caregivers. Dr. Bagai says the most common problem she sees in Geriatrics is the stress of the caregiver.

Caregiving is a stressful job and needs a lot of patience and planning. Most of the times, caregivers are lost and clueless about how to move in time of stress or emergency. She further adds that caregivers need to do emergency planning. They need to know whom to contact and talk to in case of an emergency.

The caregivers should move in a planned fashion otherwise everything goes for a toss when a calamity strikes. She says that caregivers need to note down emergency contact details and chalk out a plan for their elderly family members in case of an emergency so that they can avoid panic and a favorable outcome can be achieved for all.

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