Falls are due to medical or environmental causes Once you consider all the different reasons that individuals may end up falling, it’s actually remarkable that it doesn’t happen more frequently. Falls are no laughing matter. When someone falls and breaks a hip, it all too frequently leads to a downward spiral ending in disability and possibly even death. Below are just some of the reasons that older adults might fall even if they don’t have dementia . Medical causes Medication side effects Drowsiness Poor vision Dizziness, vertigo, and inner ear disease Muscle weakness Neuropathy Strokes affecting balance or walking Parkinson’s disease and related disorders Forgetting to use cane or walker Poor judgment of when it is safe to walk Needing to move quickly, such as to the bathroom Fainting or near fainting from any cause, including standing up too quickly Heart problems Arthritis Environmental and other causes Reaching for items on top … [Read more...] about Does Dementia Cause Falls?
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The Covid-19 pandemic has altered daily life in countless ways, with potentially dire implications for well-being. From struggles with finding childcare or learning to work from home, to the toll taken on one’s health by social isolation , or on one’s finances by unemployment, the effects have been profound, and their combinations across individuals and institutions seemingly endless. At the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard, we have been trying to study and understand, empirically and quantitatively, how various domains of flourishing have changed during the pandemic. The results of this research are available in a newly published study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine . The Pandemic and Well-Being in the Nation This study used our flourishing measure across six domains of human life: happiness and life satisfaction, physical and mental health, meaning and purpose, character and virtue, close social relationships, and financial and material … [Read more...] about National Well-Being Before and During the Pandemic
Home Fashion Bollywood wardrobe Bollywood Wardrobe Aayushi Adhaulia By Aayushi Adhaulia | on December 23, 2020 Whenever we talk about an ideal outfit for wedding, it's only and only designer lehengas that first come to our mind. Talk about lehengas and Bollywood divas have a bundle of inspiration to offer through their fashionable outings. For the upcoming wedding, we have Aditi Rao Hydari and Radhika Madan's latest lehengas to take goals from. Recently, the two ladies attended different events, where they sported pretty lehengas. While Aditi blossomed in a colourful lehenga, Radhika on the other hand, looked like a princess in her pink lehenga. So, let us take a close look at her both lehengas and decode it for wedding fashion goals. Aditi Rao Hydari In Colourful Lehenga Aditi Rao Hydari sported a phulkari blast lehenga, which came from the designer duo Sukriti & Aakriti's label. It was a … [Read more...] about Aditi Rao Hydari Or Radhika Madan: Whose Beautiful Lehenga Will You Pick For An Upcoming Wedding?
Home Fashion Bollywood wardrobe Bollywood Wardrobe Devika Tripathi By Devika Tripathi | on September 29, 2020 For her movie V , which was exclusively released on Amazon Prime, Aditi Rao Hydari donned stunning outfits for promotions. She gave us stunning traditional as well as western fashion moments but this traditional outfit look of hers was what caught our attention the most. Styled by Eka Lakhani, Aditi Rao inspired us to update our wardrobe with this ethnic suit of hers. Her jewellery game was also light and minimal. We have decoded her attire and look for you. So, Aditi wore a traditional suit that was pastel-hued and featured dotted patterns. It was a humble pretty number, which was custom designed by Abhinav Mishra. Her attire consisted of a long kurta that was highlighted by the flared ruffled hem and she paired it with matching plain churidaar pyjamis. The actress completed her look with a plain … [Read more...] about Aditi Rao Hydari’s Latest Suit Look Is A Lesson In Traditional-perfection
Source: travis essinger/unsplash The past few months brought a sharp decline in my father’s health and, recently, his passing. I had both my parents around for a good long time and for this, I am grateful . I spent hours sitting at the edge of my father’s hospital bed, holding his hand, watching him sleep, allowing my thoughts to drift and various emotions to arise. Taking in the quiet, witnessing the rising and falling of his barrel-like rib cage, placing my hand gently over his heart. Inhale, exhale. Rising, falling. Let go, let go… Only now does it occur to me that this was a joint sacred meditation of sorts. As I sat drinking in the connection, I was swiftly transported back to the birth of my son nine years ago when, after the conclusion of a tumultuous pregnancy , in the quiet of the hospital night, I sat for hours gazing at the beautiful, wizened face of my healthy newborn, in awe of each rise and fall of his small but mighty chest. Inhale, exhale. … [Read more...] about How to Navigate Letting Go, Grief, and Gratitude