April 29, 2019

Is fun and games only for the young? A Bangalore based group of youngsters Volunteer for a Cause (VFC) believe age has nothing to do with one's wish to play, sing or dance. And they proved that belief true during a recently organised festival for the elderly from various old age homes in the city.

The group conducts regular fun activities and games at different old age homes across the city. They try to ensure the elders are engaged mentally, physically, and so...

April 26, 2019

Dr Roop Gursahani, an End of Life Care specialist in Mumbai speaks at length about end of life care and good deaths at the Bangalore Health Festival.

April 26, 2019

David Wood, Chief Medical Officer at Beaumont Health, describes the challenging experience he faced as the surrogate decision maker for his father at the end of life.

April 21, 2019

SPARSH’ is a participative and inclusive venture wherein the Indian Army’s Eastern Command joined hands with CSR initiative of various Corporate Houses and Individuals.

The Indian Army’s Eastern Command established a Palliative Care Centre ‘Sparsh’ in Barrackpore Cantonment in Kolkata.  

The 15 bedded centre aims to provide succour to terminally ill patients and their families who are beyond active medical treatment and suffering from diverse ailments like...

April 21, 2019

Everyone has the right to autonomy and independence. But for many people across the world, this right is denied as we reach older age.

Older people’s right to autonomy and independence must be enshrined in a new United Nations convention on the rights of older people. It will ensure all of us can enjoy the freedom to decide for ourselves in older age.

Watch this HelpAge's network video to understand this idea better: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vnFT3J__yg​ 

April 20, 2019

Regardless of religious belief or cultural background, there's a need for forgiveness. Whether they call it sin or they simply say they have a regret, their guilt is universal.

April 19, 2019

Is it really important for adopted persons to know their true identity? Could this be their last wish? Apparently yes.

William Hammersley, 67, who was in the advanced stage of lung and brain cancer wanted to know and share his real identity before he died, writes Julie Power in 'The Sunday Morning Herald'. 

The cancer originated in his lung and crept to his brain and bloodstream.

That's when he decided that he didn't  want to die as "an adopted person", his...

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