Doc emphasises preventive care for elderly people

“Preventive screenings and regular examination are of paramount importance for senior citizens. Once a person hits 50s, preventive care and regular follow-ups should not be ignored. These screenings help determine cholesterol levels, chances of heart problems, and breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men,” suggested Manipal Hospitals Salem general medicine consultant, Dr M Arun Karthik. Continue Reading

Old age home in neighbourhood all set to take care of elders

India is home to one of the largest senior citizens population. Reports continue to emerge about the difficulties they face. Disturbed by the troubles the elders face, and having a deep desire to get involved in social activities, B Gopalan decided to start Akshaya Trust, an organisation that runs a home for the aged, in 2002. Continue Reading

Dementia Care Foundation to hold session on dementia 11 June

The venue is No. 148, Third Floor, Chennai Urology and Robotics Institute (CURI) Hospital, Okkiyam Thoraipakkam, OMR. For details, contact 2496 4555/ 72999 13400. Continue Reading