Tech savvy 90 year olds

Technology has progressed a long way over the course of an older adults’ lifetime. They have seen everything from dramatic medical advances to the rise of an internet-dependent society. Over the last several years, older adults have been the quickest growing section of the online population. More and more people over the age of 60 are going online and using Facebook, Google, Yahoo and YouTube. They are emailing, texting and blogging—and it has a positive impact on their lives as they are communicating more frequently with family and reconnecting with old friends.

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Air pollution and elderly

traffic jams in the city, road, rush hour The fact that pollution of our environment is an ever increasing threat to human health and survival is no surprise. Authoritative sources claim that one out of ten deaths today occur due to pollution, either directly or indirectly.  The cost to society is measured in tens of trillions of dollars. While the effect of pollution is universal the poorer and less developed societies suffer the brunt of this scourge.

The degradation of our air in the Delhi/NCR region has raised alarm bells in all sections of our society. The accumulation of vehicular traffic on our clogged roads, unchecked industrial activity, burning of stubble in our neighbouring states, all have been blamed for this impending calamity. Regrettably, this was a totally predictable occurrence. The usual blame game being played out in our political or administrative circles does not alter the fact that we are facing a health catastrophe. Continue reading “Air pollution and elderly”

Samvedna Senior Care turns 4!

2017-10-31-PHOTO-00000431I am happy to share with you that this month Samvedna Senior Care, has completed four years!!! Thank you all for your wishes.

I started Samvedna with the idea of creating a go-to place for senior citizens to spend quality time and engage themselves constructively during the day.

The idea was seeded into my mind probably in 2009, when I was looking for some meaningful community projects as a part of a self-development program I was doing. However, it remained an idea for some more time as I remained busy working my way up the corporate life. In 2011 on a sabbatical from work, I began to research more and more about senior citizen services and facilities and what the elderly needs were. Continue reading “Samvedna Senior Care turns 4!”

Cognitive Wellness for early dementia and depression

CWP6Our Cognitive Wellness Programme is designed for individuals with Mild to Moderate Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment or even Depression. It combines a wide range of activities that are known to provide mental and physical stimulation with an aim to slow the progression of dementia.

As part of this program, we have included Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), an internationally recognized therapy that has been shown to be successful for people with dementia. This is an evidence-based therapy in which we conduct group sessions centered around a theme. Continue reading “Cognitive Wellness for early dementia and depression”

8 tips for older adults to improve sleep

Old man sleeping“O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frightened thee. That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, and steep my senses in forgetfulness?” – William Shakespeare

Sleep really is nature’s soft nurse. We now understand that it is an important function of the body and not a passive state of nothingness. It is during our restful hours of sleep that our body actively restores itself. Sleep is especially important for elderly as it also helps improve your levels of concentration and memory. Sleep also allows the repair of cell damage and positively refreshes your immune system to help prevent diseases. Therefore sleep is essential for our overall health and wellbeing. Continue reading “8 tips for older adults to improve sleep”