Samvedna Senior Care Foundation held it Dementia Support Group meeting for family members of persons with dementia on January 5th , 2019. The event was held at our senior centre in Gurgaon. Dr. Jayashree Dasgupta, MPhil, PhD, Neuropsychology, NIMHANS, presided over the meeting, the topic for this meeting was “Caregiver stress and coping strategies”.
When an elderly member of the family gets diagnosed with a chronic ailment which might require long term care, one has to plan the caregiving responsibilities. One needs to rope in all the support available, professional caregivers/attendants can be of tremendous help if hired through reliable professional organizations. Hiring the right attendant and then building a rapport with her/him goes a long way in helping manage the elderly’s care. A good helping hand can free you up to let you take care of your personal and professional commitments, health and socializing needs and overall help reduce caregiving effort.
Dark mornings and even darker evenings with chilly grey days in between means winter is here — and with the cold season comes the winter blues.
If you or your loved one struggle with the “winter blues” you know how difficult it can be to make it through the holiday season. Although winter does bring in the festive holidays it also means less sunlight, shorter days and colder weather. As a result it leads to reduced physical activity, more sleep, less interest in activities, social withdrawal, unhealthy eating and a general sense of feeling low.
WHO recently reported that India’s alcohol consumption has doubled in a decade. Rises in heavy drinking among all classes and backgrounds indicate a potential surge in reporting of alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD). If someone you know is a heavy drinker, displays signs of mental confusion, difficulty walking, and has vision problems, they might be already be affected. In this post, we talk about brain disorders caused by alcohol misuse, and the signs to look out for. Read More