Author Archives: India ElderConnect

How can we help lonely Senior Citizens?

Have you seen senior citizens lonely and forlorn in parks? Their vacant staring into nothing in particular betrays a number of sad stories. May be they are thinking of their hazy past or insipid future, mulling over the ever gnawing problem – how to keep oneself occupied and getting rid...

Real face of Dementia

Mr. X was like any other person in the neighborhood. He was a loving caregiver for his wife who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. He was a dedicated friend, a loving father and a passionate grandfather in the family.…

Communication Strategies for Dementia

It’s indescribably painful to witness the deterioration of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, or any other type of dementia. As the disease progresses, we see minor forgetfulness gradually morph into severe impairment and eventually our loved one’s individuality itself is compromised.…

Bibliotherapy and its Benefits

Have you heard of Bibliotherapy? It is a little known branch of alternative therapies. It consists of recommendation of suitable books or portions of books to patients. Reading such chosen books would help healing or recuperation faster.…

Keeping Children Safe on the Internet

I often reminisce my childhood days when my brother and I, along with our group of friends, would go on bicycle trips around our area. We would later play cricket and football in the open field, and sometimes our local games of Laggori and Gilli Danda and Marbles.…

Revenue from GST must be used wisely

As a retiree, I should be protesting against the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Instead, I have been very supportive of it since its implementation in April 2015. Implementing GST was not only a wise move but it was also a step in the right direction for Malaysia to become a...