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Pain Management: Part I

Elderly patients often suffer from both acute and chronic conditions that can be extremely painful. While Arthritis is the most common, there are other bone and joint related problems that…

Vital nutritional needs for the elderly

Ancient wisdom says that, you are what you eat, we must then be careful about what we put into our bodies. We cannot cure all illness or stop the hands…

Exercise Planning for the Winter

With the monsoons gone, winter is right around the corner, and a lot of us will be starting to make preparations for it. Considering that it is generally believed that…

Taking care of elderly & balancing your life

Finding balance in life is always a difficult thing, whether it is between work and play or family and friends. Everyone faces these issues and only a few overcome them.…

Ageing Rupee and its toll on us

We will soon be trading in senior citizens, as the Rupee will cross 60. This was a joke that was going on in the financial community, just a few weeks…

Devil Diabetes & the senior citizens – Part 2

In the last post we had mentioned different types of diabetes and why it is considered to be very dangerous. Today we discuss the symptoms and treatment for the same.…

Devil Diabetes & the senior citizens – Part 1

Human body obtains glucose from¬† food , the liver and muscles also supply our body with glucose. Blood transports the glucose to cells throughout the body. Insulin, a chemical hormone,…

Elder Abuse: The Growing Concern

While technology is certainly helping the elderly live an easier life, it is also leading to a reduction in the actual interactions people have with each other. This diminishing contact…

Senior citizens & their difficulties in communication

There are many different hearing, language, and speech problems that affect the elderly. By understanding what the symptoms are seniors can seek the treatment they need and identify the problem…