No matter how old we are we can still be 18 in spirit. We can still spin a ball, hit that shuttle cock across the net, or make the perfect goal. There is a huge need for a redefinition of how we see age because not all elderly are aware of the breadth of their capabilitie
s. The term sport for the elderly has a different perspective in the Indian context.
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On 10th April, 2018, Samvedna Senior Care’s Dementia café, ‘D – Socialites’ opened its doors to people with Dementia. The purpose of a Dementia Café is to provide socialization and companionship in a warm and caring environment. Open to Caregivers and their family members, the Café provides more than coffee to its guests. It is run by Dementia experts who conduct various activities and also support the caregivers with their queries.
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About one third of the people suffering from diabetes don’t know that they have diabetes and millions of people all over the globe suffer from it. It is also one of the most sought after health topics especially for senior citizens. Dr. Satish Chawla, MD, FACP, AIIMS, conducted a talk on Diabetes and its management at our senior centre in Gurgaon.
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Socialization is important for all of us. Throughout our lives, we interact with friends, family, and strangers on a daily basis. We are a social species and our brains are designed to yearn for relationships and other social interactions. The need and the habit of mixing with people stays till the end because it comes naturally to us.
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Our new team member Tarun assisted in conducting his first smartphone workshop. Here is his experience!
“Today was my first experience with conducting a “Digital Literacy Programme” for seniors, at Safdarjung Enclave Senior Citizen’s Association. This program was organized by Samvedna Senior Care Foundation, in collaboration with HelpAge India.
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Isolation or loneliness is the major underlying problem of seniors in India. The trend of nuclear family has impacted the social life of seniors. The situation becomes even worse in case of senior with dementia.
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On 24th March, 2018 we complete 100 successful sessions of our Cognitive Wellness Programme, based on the principles of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy designed by Dr. Martin Orrell, Aimee Spector, Bob Woods and other from University College of London. This is a non-pharmacological group therapy based programme for people with initial to mild stage dementia.
Our journey through the program so far has been full of excitement, evolution and new insights.
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People of all ages and abilities need fun and variety in their day. Engaging in such activities in a group is even more rewarding and enjoyable. People with dementia also need the same kind of socialization as everyone else.
Social group activities benefit people with dementia since they are stimulating and uplifting. They enhance their overall well-being by giving pleasure, entertainment, and companionship. The greatest benefit of all is engagement within a peers group.
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Alzheimer’s can bring in some unsettling behavior that make it stressful for a caregiver to go out in public with someone who has the disease. As a family caregiver, one is always looking for ways to improve the quality of life of their loved one. With the weather quickly turning towards warmth and sunshine, one great way to do so is to take trips into the outdoor world.
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Women make this world a better place, everyone says this but how many feel the same. If the worth of women is understood and acknowledged, our society can truly become a better place to live in. For a moment if all the sacrifice women make for society is erased the story of this world would be different. A woman who can become a pilot, lawyer, traveler or entrepreneur sometimes chooses to raise kids and compromise on her happiness and dreams. To associate her sacrifices as being a part of her womanly duty is what fuels more stereotypes.
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