Tagged: old age

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Thank God for the wrinkled hands!

Oh No! my hands are wrinkled Wrinkled hands are a sign of aging. But the wrinkles don’t come overnight. It is a slow insidious process. I first found out my hand was aging when...

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Gaining Consciousness

A stitch in time My surgery was supposedly simple . The surgeon would insert three scopes inside my shoulder and repair the tear. It was literally a stitch in time that saves nine ....

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Life in a Sling

So now here I was now with my wrist in a cast and my arm in a sling. And learning to live with it. The little ones were most excited at this turn of...

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Disaster strikes the week before Dussehra

Continuing with my saga of learning to cope single-handedly The week before Dussehra It was the week before Dussehra when I was bitten by the ‘let’s clean the house bug‘. Actually, this was a...

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International Day for Older Persons :Motionless I lie

Did you know that 1st October is designated International Day for Older Persons? As per the UN Development report published in 2017, The global population aged 60 years or over numbered 962 million in 2017, more...

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Alzheimers is no laughing matter

What is Alzheimers ? As friends in their early 60s we often have difficulty in remembering names. We know exactly what we are referring to when we are reminiscing but can’t seem to remember...

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Caring for the elderly

Looking after the old and infirm is a situation that is physically and emotionally challenging. Of course, I’m not the only one who is going through this situation because taking care of the infirm...

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Ward-Boy Woes – What a wardboy does and what he ( mainly) doesn’t

Ward-boys are a different kettle of fish, I discovered in the last few weeks. I’d always heard of Ward-boys and even seen them working in people’s homes. But little did I know just what...

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Evicted

Being evicted in one’s old age is a disturbing experience

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