Respite Care: A solution to caregiver stress and compassion fatigue

2017-11-15

Alzheimers, Dementia, Caregiving, Senior Care
An article on compassion fatigue and respite care as a solution for it. Written for HelpAge India by our advisor Dr Chawla and edited by our Consultant Psychologist Archita.
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Old age and disability: A burden?

2017-10-16

Inspiration, Caregiving, Senior Care
He told me that I was the first person who had taken time out to actually listen to him. Made him feel like he mattered. Now this was a really hard thing to hear...Written by an intern and student of clinical psychology.
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Are you a 'SuperAger'? Why some brains age twice as slowly.

2017-04-06

Healthy Ageing
At 89, Donald Tenbrunsel is a bit of a phenomenon. He surfs the internet with ease, happily converses on a broad range of timely topics, volunteers and reads regularly.
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McDonald's worker, 94, says she will never leave

2017-03-27

Inspiration
A 94-year-old American is celebrating more than four decades of working at McDonald's restaurants.
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Vikas Khanna Wrote An Emotional Post About His Father And It’ll Make You Go Hug Your Parents

2017-03-16

Inspiration
Life is unfair and there are no two ways about it. At times, it mocks you in the face, the rest is elusive; gone before you even get the time to realise what you lost!
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Dancing can help people with dementia

2017-03-13

Dementia
Choreographer Chris Wilson is using dance to enrich the lives of people with dementia. BBC Timeline found out more about his work.
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Widower's classified ad for a fishing partner will warm your heart

2017-02-16

Inspiration
This widower was looking for a new fishing partner — but he got so much more.
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Brushstrokes help identify dementia in painters, study finds

2016-12-29

Dementia
New research could soon improve early detection of these illnesses, as scientists may have discovered a way to predict neurological disorders - at least in painters.
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Existence of boredom among the elderly: the need to further explore the concept

2016-11-16

Healthy Ageing, Senior Care
Boredom has been reported as one of the top 10 concerns among elderly in India. This article aims to emphasize the need to study and understand the concept of boredom among the elderly.
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Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness

2016-09-05

General Wellbeing, Senior Care
Loneliness is an aversive signal much like thirst, hunger or pain. Denying you feel lonely makes no more sense than denying you feel hunger. Yet the very word “lonely” carries a negative connotation.
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Antipsychotic dose reduction effective in long-term care residents with dementia

2016-07-26

Dementia
Data presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference indicated deprescribing antipsychotics among long-term care residents with a history of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia was feasible without returning symptoms, though challenges remain.
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AAIC data: Cognitive training reduces dementia risk by 48%

2016-07-26

Dementia, Healthy Ageing, Senior Health
Speed processing training significantly reduced risk for dementia among older adults, according to longitudinal data presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.
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Scientists offer new view on origins of Parkinson's disease

2016-06-24

Parkinsons
The death of brain cells in Parkinson's disease is likely a result of stress in their endoplasmic reticulum or protein-folding machinery rather than just a general failure of their mitochondria or powerhouses.
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Making Delhi age-friendly will secure our own future

2016-06-20

Senior Care Industry, Senior Care
n this time of smart cities, Delhi is also aspiring to stride into the future. Modes of transport are becoming faster, neighbourhoods getting free Wi-Fi and public services going online. Already one of the world’s biggest urban sprawls, the boundaries of the national capital region are becoming limitless.
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Pre and post testing show reversal of memory loss from Alzheimer's disease in 10 patients

2016-06-16

Alzheimers
A small trial of 10 patients using a personalized systems approach to memory disorders shows an unprecedented reversal of memory loss in those diagnosed with early stage Alzheimers. Pre and post results are based on quantitative MRI and neuropsychological testing. The study is based on a protocol dubbed 'metabolic enhancement for neurodegeneration.'
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Hospitals reach out to elderly

2016-06-15

Senior Care Industry
Private hospitals come out with value-added services to attract senior citizens, who often have no one to take care of them.
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HelpAge India launches security app for elderly persons

2016-06-14

Senior Care Industry, Senior Care
To provide a one-stop security platform for elderly persons across the country, HelpAge India today launched an app that will connect the users to local police, hospitals or old-age homes in case of emergency.
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Why the Montessori Method is Becoming a Popular Treatment for Dementia

2016-05-27

Alzheimers, Dementia
The Montessori method is being used to successfully engage Alzheimer’s disease patients, and it’s an idea that’s gaining traction in the caregiving community.
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Powerful Natural Remedies for Dementia and Alzheimer's

2016-05-07

Alzheimers, Dementia
Here's 10 of the best natural cures and treatments for dementia and Alzheimer's according to the experts.
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Scientists have developed a new smartphone game that helps fight dementia

2016-05-06

Dementia
Scientists have created a new smartphone game that may help determine how dementia affects the brain and improve approaches to detect the disease early.
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Blood thinning medication warfarin could cause dementia

2016-05-05

Dementia
Millions of people who take a common blood thinning medication prescribed for heart conditions could be at risk of developing dementia, warns new research.
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Noninvasive Device Monitors Parkinson’s Patients, Informs Treatment Decisions

2016-05-05

Parkinsons
An innovative new companion monitoring tool worn like a wristwatch could help provide more effective therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease and other disorders that affect movement by better informing the decisions of physicians who treat them.
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IISc research offers hope for those with Alzheimer's

2016-01-28

Alzheimers
Dr Ravindranath's (chairperson at Centre for Neuro Sciences at IISc) preliminary research findings show that ashwagandha can reverse memory loss.
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We know pets rock, but what they can do for seniors is amazing.

2016-01-20

Healthy Ageing, General Wellbeing, Senior Lifestyle
Nowadays, more health organizations are using animals to help their patients and residents feel better, too. It's especially true for seniors.
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These 5 Indians over 88 Will Prove that Age is Just a Number

2016-01-10

Inspiration, Ageing Gracefully
"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams," said John Barrymore.
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STUDY: 64 PERCENT OF PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA FEEL ISOLATED

2016-01-03

Alzheimers, Dementia
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/01/03/Study-64-percent-of-people-with-dementia-feel-isolated/2361451848941/
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DEMENTIA LOVED ONES 'BENEFIT FROM VISITS'

2016-01-01

Alzheimers, Dementia
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35199882
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ELDERLY FLEXIBILITY EXERCISES FOR SENIORS

2015-12-08

Healthy Ageing, Senior Health
http://eldergym.com/elderly-flexibility.html
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DIET DOS AND DON'TS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

2015-12-08

Healthy Ageing, Senior Health
As you age, your needs for nutrition increase. Your body is in a degenerative mode. Growth of cells and tissues is slow but repairing of tissues is at a higher rate.
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LIFESTYLE CHANGE COULD REDUCE RISK OF ALZHEIMERS.

2015-12-05

Healthy Ageing, Senior Lifestyle
Aging researchers are studying the connection between cholesterol level and cognitive decline in old age.
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When his wife developed Alzheimer's, Bill got to return all the love she'd always given him.

2015-09-04

Alzheimers, Dementia, Inspiration
"She has done so much for me over all of these years. Now she can't, but I can. And I can return her love. And it's a love that, well, to me, means I can do everything for her. "
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How to Age Gracefully - CBC Radio WireTap

2015-08-19

Healthy Ageing, Ageing Gracefully
"Dear 72 year old, spend all your money, otherwise, your kids are going to do it for you. Sincerely, an 85 year old"
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AGEING DOES NOT HAVE TO BRING POOR HEALTH AND FRAILTY.

2015-01-06

Healthy Ageing, Senior Health
Ageing does not have to bring poor health and frailty, scientists have claimed, after discovering that the most active people in their 70s are as fit as those in their 50s.
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TREATMENT GAP OF DEMENTIA

2014-10-13

Alzheimers, Dementia
Closing the treatment gap of dementia in India
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CAREGIVING NOTES

2014-03-17

Alzheimers, Dementia, Caregiving
Resource for Care Givers experience with Dementia family members
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LOW COST CARE IN INDIA

2007-08-03

Senior Care Industry, Senior Care
Affordable care in India
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