Elder Care: Why It's Important and How to Find the Right Provider

  As people live longer and longer, the need for good elder care becomes more and more important. Unfortunately, many people don't know how to go about providing proper care for their elderly loved ones. When providing elder care, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it's important to make sure that the elderly person is comfortable and safe. This means providing them with a clean and comfortable environment, making sure they are getting enough to eat and drink, and ensuring they are taking their medications correctly. It's also important to provide social and emotional support to elderly loved ones. This means spending time with them, talking to them, and listening to their stories. It can be easy to forget that the elderly are people too, with their own thoughts and feelings, so it's important to make sure they feel valued and loved. Finally, it's important to keep in mind that the needs of the elderly change over time.  As they age, they may need more h

Hypertension: Everything you need to know about this Silent Killer

Today, 17 th May is observed as ‘world hypertension day’; to raise awareness about this insanely dangerous medical condition. According to WHO, “nearly 63% of total deaths in India are due to non-communicable diseases, of which 27% are attributed to cardiovascular disease which affects 45% of people in the 40-69 age group. Raised blood pressure is among the most important risk factors for CVDs. Moreover, it remains poorly controlled due to low awareness about hypertension, lack of appropriate care through primary care and poor follow up”, which again emphasizes the need to talk more about hypertension. Before we delve into the symptoms, causes, and cure for this condition, let us see what exactly is ‘hypertension”. What is hypertension? Our heart does a wonderful job of pumping blood through tiny vessels called arteries. When the vessels get thicker, due to a variety of reasons, the heart will be required to work extra, causing elevated levels of blood pressure. This condition, in whi

Taking care of your Elderly Parents – 101

  There are several books, talk shows, and communities on parenting; how to take care of your child, what to do when your nugget has her first baby tooth, what to feed her, and a list of do’s and don’ts and a plethora of advice from fellow daddys and mommys. Our parents took their jobs of bringing us up quite seriously. Little hiccups here and there; however, we did turn up all fine, haven’t we? Now the tables have turned. It is our beloved parents who need care and a little support. And there aren’t many doors we can knock on for help and see if we’re doing it right or not. No one indeed wants their parents to age; we are children in adults’ clothing.  The aspect of taking care of our parents itself is earth-shattering and frightening; not because we’re trying to shrink away from our responsibilities. But, because these are the people who brought us up, under whom we lived; have we capable enough to reciprocate the care, and nursing they have given us? Okay, calm down! We got you, and