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Senior Citizens
Health  /  Published 15.12.18

How to spot mental decline in the elderly

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)Mild cognitive impairment is the stage where the cognitive decline is greater than what is seen in normal ageing but less than what is seen in dementia. It can involve p...
By Sangbarta Chattopadhyay and Namita Bhuta

Health  /  Published 17.01.20

Ward off infections more efficiently

The temperature is still good for picnics and parties but one can’t disregard that the combination of chilly winds and low temperatures may lead to croaky throat, runny nose and fever. This being th...
By Hena Nafis

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.02.19

Town bus seat for senior citizens

Private town buses here have finally become both disabled- and elderly-friendly.Shikshit Berozgar Mini Bus Association, the outfit that co-ordinates the fleet of 120 on 11 specified routes, made it ma...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.19

Is there selfishness behind our altruism?

Altruism has no place in a Darwinian world. In fact, altruism poses a fatal challenge to the theory of ‘survival of the fittest’. But recent research seems to suggest otherwise: humans, apparently...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.12.19

Monarchy turns to social media

Sir — The British royal family seems to be looking for a new social media maven. The job alert was recently posted on LinkedIn, underlining the royal family’s effort to keep up with the times. Thi...
By The Telegraph

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Opinion  /  Published 11.12.19

Law on welfare of parents welcome

Laws do not exist in a vacuum; often, societal conditions make it necessary for certain legislations to be passed. Thus, even though the amendments made to the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and S...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.19

Old farmer in Bengal beaten up by family for property

An 81-year-old farmer in Nadia was allegedly beaten up by his wife, son and daughter-in-law and thrown out of his home after he did not agree to make a gift deed to hand over his two-storied house in ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

West Bengal  /  Published 12.09.19

Friends in need: Parsis care for their elderly

When Ava Mehta flew down from England to visit her parents in the city during Navroz last month, her mother Tina Mehta hosted a tea party for her to meet the people who look after the octogenarian cou...
By Arundhati Bhattacharya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 14.12.18

Supreme Court bats for more pension for elderly

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre to ensure that all states and Union territories comply with the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, which mandates the s...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.19

Cops to elders: keep us in loop

If senior citizens plan to engage a plumber or an electrician even for a day, cops have an advice for them — inform us.Concerned over the safety of senior citizens staying alone, a police officer sh...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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