Beautiful are those who feel they are

Beauty Beyond 50

Our cultures, internationally pressurize us to look good, stay young and remain beautiful at all times. It is about time that we sat and mulled over the reason as well as the impact that this would perhaps have upon us. From a more evolutionary perspective, perhaps being beautiful encourages people to procreate. Younger women are considered more desirable and so can have children. If there were a concept where older people could perhaps have babies, then there would not be as many babies and Read more...


Don’t let the fear of dementia unnerve you, it could be just normal forgetfulness


You had gone to watch a movie last Saturday. You had liked it a lot. You met your friend four days later. You narrated the story to him in all detail but when it came to telling him the title of the movie you were at a loss. It took you five good minutes and some shop talk, before you could remember the name of the movie. You are 58, on the verge of retirement and afraid that you might be limping towards dementia. You are not to be blamed. You had read so many articles in the Read more...

Gearing up to face the health chalanges in old age

How to get ready to meet the health challenges of aging

One thing that we cannot avoid is growing old. Old age, with all its accompanying anomalies and complications, will trouble you. To lead a peaceful life when you grow old, what you need is financial security. I am sure all of you who are in their late 40s and above have plans for your twilight years. But, what I believe you would need in your old age more than financial security is planning for overall good health and you should begin right now. According to experts some diseases such as Alzh Read more...

Feel young to stay young

Staying youthful in your golden age !!

Being engaged in work is the secret of youthfulness in old age


To begin, I would like to talk about a friend of mine, Smt. Veena Gupta. She is between the age of 65-70; very calm, cool and energetic. I have never seen her in a depressive mood or with a tired face in all my conversations with her.  In our every talk I found her very positive, lively and inspiring. In brief, I can say she is full of life I have met very few elder people who are like her. In fact Read more...

You are as old as you feel

Old age is no burden

Your mornings had been sunny. The mid-day busy. Evenings were pleasant. Now you wonder how your twilight years would be!

You could like Golda Meir say, “Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do,” and endure it till you breathe your last or you can like Michelangelo say, “Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I Read more...