August 20, 2018

Bi had no way of explaining to her beloved goat Sita that she was helpless, that she was undergoing treatment in various hospitals for so long. The tension evaporated when an overwhelmed Bi picked up Sita and placed her on her lap. All the welled-up love for her darling goat poured out and the reunion left no eyes dry. A while later, Sita peacefully dozed off on her Bi’s lap, without a care in the world. She slept peacefully on her mom’s lap as if she had fina...

August 17, 2018

When his grandfather died in the emergency department of a Hobart hospital, Andreas was by his side.

"I was really frightened."

It was Andreas's first experience of being with a dying person and it made him anxious.

"As his breathing slowed down and he was taking less and less breaths, I was worried about how I was going to feel when he didn't take any more," he says.

"And then he had one final really deep inhale and exhale, and it was fine.

"I wasn't panicked at a...

August 17, 2018

The charity Campaign to End Loneliness says that two and a half million over 60s fear they could end up similarly isolated, says this Channel 4 News video.

August 8, 2018

What is the most expensive bed in the world? – “Sick bed” … What is the most expensive bed in the world? Sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.

August 4, 2018

Majority of elderly in India do not get long-term and palliative care, revealed a study conducted for the United Nations, says a news report in Live Mint.

The survey of more than 10,000 respondents across India during May-June 2018, showed that 62.1% of the elderly did not get such care.

More than half of these people, 52.4%, said they primarily need traditional family support, says a study by Agewell Research and Advocacy Centre.

Older people in India often face...

August 4, 2018

A good compilation of top regrets in relation to old people can help one live life to the fullest while there is still time. 

This is one of them:

'Top 10 Thing Most People Regret in Their Old Age'

1. Not travelling when they had the chance.

Travelling is a worthwhile investment that most people don't realise. Travelling exposes us to new cultures, different lifestyles, and interesting people. It makes us realise how little we know about the world. And as we learn...

August 4, 2018

What a patient needs from a doctor may not always be a magical cure. Often it is a patient listening, a kind word, a caring touch or a little hope that the end would be painless...

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