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Chemotherapy in Advanced Age – Weighing a Hefty Cost against Slim Odds of Success

February 12, 2017 – 10:01 AM |

Elderly patients are predicted to represent, in the near future, the largest group of cancer patients.

Creating Support Systems for the Ill and Elderly: The Crucial Role of Family

October 26, 2016 – 12:20 AM |

During my clinical rotation at a senior citizen home in a local community in Karachi, I got a chance to meet and interview an 80 year old female patient. She had been admitted in the …

Of Shrunken Leaves and Bowed Down Trees: Loneliness and Depression in Old Age

October 26, 2016 – 12:06 AM | 2 Comments

“Do you know that a simple phone call will make them happy? A simple hello can make them smile? You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be …

Geriatric Care: Rising Life Expectancy as a Harbinger of Opportunity and Hope

October 9, 2016 – 12:13 AM |

Recent studies suggest that future generations born within the next two decades can expect to live 100 years or longer. Today the average lifespan of a woman is 81 years and that of a man …

The Sound of Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need to Connect and Belong

June 19, 2016 – 4:21 AM |

Loneliness has been defined as “the aversive state experienced when a disagreement exists between the interpersonal relationships one wishes to have, and those that one perceives they at present have “(Peplau& Perlman, 1982).

The Ramifications of Ineffective Communication with Elderly Clients

March 28, 2015 – 8:15 PM |

Communication is one of the most important ways to deliver your thoughts to others, verbally or non-verbally in an easy and clear way so that the person next to you can understand and benefit from …

In Foucs: A Brief Overview of Premature Atrial Contractions

January 14, 2015 – 9:59 PM |

The sinus node is a heart’s natural pacemaker situated in the upper part of the wall of right atrium. It is a collection of cells which generates electrical impulses and causes contraction. Premature atrial contractions (PACs) …