elderly care

Would you put your elderly parents in a retirement home?

The concept of old age homes or retirement homes is commonplace in many countries. But in our society, the idea is still frowned upon, to say the least. It is almost a taboo; the social stigma is deeply rooted. On the other hand, though, is it not high time that we embrace this idea?

September 7, 2022
September 7, 2022

Strength training for a long life

A new study published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that doing both aerobics, up to three hours a week, and strength training, up to two sessions a week can result in lower mortality risks and better overall health than doing just one or the other. Regular physical exercise has plenty of health benefits, one of which is a longer life. Until now, most research showed that regular cardio or strength training interchangeably was the key to cardiac health, but recently, more and more experts are waking up to the benefits of pairing the two together for maximum longevity and health.

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

Would you put your elderly parents in a retirement home?

The concept of old age homes or retirement homes is commonplace in many countries. But in our society, the idea is still frowned upon, to say the least. It is almost a taboo; the social stigma is deeply rooted. On the other hand, though, is it not high time that we embrace this idea?

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

The state must take better care of elderly citizens

They need proper healthcare and other facilities to live with dignity

July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022

Elderly citizens need sustained care

They’re entitled to specialised healthcare and financial support

July 15, 2022
July 15, 2022

Better retirement homes a must for industrialised Bangladesh

Under the social welfare ministry, there are currently six old homes.

March 1, 2018
March 1, 2018

Sensors help smartphones keep eye on solo seniors

Looking after an elderly relative who lives alone can be a huge source of worry. But what if your smartphone could automatically alert you if your mother has stayed in bed all morning or suffered a fall?