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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Indian Association of Palliative Care : Consensus Position Statement

"End of Life Care Policy for the Dying: Consensus Position
Statement of Indian Association of Palliative Care "
" Indian Association of Palliative care (IAPC) takes the position that access to palliative and end of life care (EOLC) is a human right. 

Therefore everyone with a life limiting illness has a right to a life free from pain, symptoms and distress; psychosocial and spiritual, and has the right to a dignified life that includes the process of death.

It is IAPC’s pledge and resolve to facilitate the process and calls upon the Government of India to create and implement suitable and effective legislation and policies for:

• Improvement in access to palliative care services and medications
• Education of professionals and the public
• The enacting of unambiguous laws related to issues in EOLC
• Encouragement of participation of the community in care
• Monitoring and ensuring standards of care and
• Provision of continued supportive measures for the families/caregivers throughout the illness trajectory and even after death." ...

Indian Journal of Palliative Care:

Monday, August 4, 2014

NEW DELHI 2014 : 17th Asia Pacific Regional conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International

17th Asia Pacific Regional conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International shall be held at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 7-9th Nov. 2014

"An opportunity to get exposed to the world of Alzheimer's disease. Do participate, you might be able to help out someone who is suffering in your circle of friends and relatives.

Book your dates now to avoid disappointment. First time in India. an international meet on this subject..."

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Emotional Short Film - Call Bell (Respect Your Parents)
on Neglect of Elderly people (english subtitles)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Elderly Care in PUNE

"H.O.P.E offers home assistance for 350 Senior Citizens in 10 different area clubs. Daily visits, monthly gatherings, home assistance is provided to individual cases, Health camps organized, assistance provide to prepare senior citizens cards etc."

Elder Abuse in India : Report by Agewell Foundation.

Most elderly people face shabby treatment from family: Report

"One out of every three elderly persons in the state face mistreatment from their family members. A study conducted by the Agewell foundation, respondents asserted that due to housing and property issues at old age time, they face harassment from the their children." ...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

10th Annual National Conference of the Indian Association for Geriatric, KOLKATA.

10th Annual National Conference of the Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health
Dates 6th & 7th September, 2014 by Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health (IAGMH) with Gautam Saha, Mathew Varghese, Shaji Ks, Sarvada Chandra Tiwari, Arabinda Brahma, Prabir Paul, Swapna Kishore, Debjani Bandyopadhyaya. 


Monday, June 16, 2014

10 tips for communication in Alzheimer's Disease

Understanding Dementia MOOC Photo: 

By 2050 71% of people with dementia will live in low and middle income countries. We need to ensure that people with dementia and their caregivers across the world are properly supported. Take a look at our report which looks closer at the shape of global dementia care -

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