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Eating Alone Is The Difficult Part Of Ageing Alone.

Eating Alone Is The Difficult Part Of Ageing Alone.

Eating alone has become a way of life for many of our parents A study shows almost 15 million Indians aged above 60 live alone or with spouse only.  Often families came together for dinner shared their day, insights, laughter and love but the table got smaller and soon, mealtime is more of a chore than a pleasure for seniors living alone. Eating alone is increasingly common for all age groups, but may be of particular concern for seniors. Cooking for one person means they have to scale down recipes, and it's also not as much fun. Instead of stimulating...

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70 Is The New 50

70 Is The New 50

“For many people, 70 is the new 50 and signifies the quiet revolution that has taken place in longevity. In many cases old age now starts at 74, with middle age lasting at least nine years longer than current estimates. Thanks to the marvels of medical science, our parents are living longer than ever before. While the overall population of India will grow by 40% between 2006 and 2050, the population of those aged 60 and above will increase by 270%.  The 60 plus population is all set to rise to 240 million from the current 110 million by 2050....

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Pros and Cons of Retirement Homes

Pros and Cons of Retirement Homes

The life expectancy and finances of most of the present Urban Seniors are in better shape compared to their earlier generations. But the concept of a joint family system is giving way at a fast rate. As grown-up children of seniors move to another city or country for work, issues like safety, health care needs and loneliness have become the core problems for seniors in India. Senior citizen homes are promising to provide solutions for financially well off seniors. But are they worth it? What are senior living homes   Currently, there are about 30 'senior living' projects in India...

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When parents wont receive help gracefully

When parents wont receive help gracefully

Children grumble about how hard it is to reason with their parents, about how they resist any change even when it seems clearly necessary. Parents, on the other hand, complain about the overt intrusion and nagging from the children. Though reasoning with elderly parents is one of the toughest challenges faced by adult kids, they must understand the parent’s fear of ageing first before pushing them to accept help. Psychologists say, most parents see themselves as proud survivors and have managed through good or bad times easily and so will be fine on their own even as they age. For...

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Looking For A Great Retirement Gift ?

Looking For A Great Retirement Gift ?

      Retirement calls for taking up a hobby to make the best of the newly found spare time. “Keeping active is not enough, it is important to get out and do something unfamiliar and mentally challenging” lead researcher Dr. Denise Park said in a statement. Fortunately, photography fits those criteria very well for most seniors. Photography opens up your mind and see things in fine detail. With photography you travel, learn, do mistakes and improve. Those who stay within their comfort zones like doing crosswords age faster as these activities are not sufficiently mentally demanding. For more articles...

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