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Geriatric Nurses: Guardians of the Elderly?

January 28, 2018 – 3:05 AM |

Silver hairs, sunken eyes and wrinkled faces –
 
The human race is an interesting creation of God. It begins to take breath in the shape of a cute chubby baby and ends his later life in …

Caring for the Elderly: Little Things Can Help a Lot

December 21, 2017 – 9:56 PM |

As people age, most of them want desperately to stay in their own home. They may have been in it for 40 or 50 years, having worked for much of that time to pay it …

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) …