Dr Debanjan Banerjee
The recent Global Report on Ageism launched by the United Nations and World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2021 highlights the alarming scenario.
26 Aug 2022
While some were afraid of legal hassles, others had poor digital literacy and limited access to resources.
15 Jun 2022
Promoting independence, autonomy, dignity, respect and shared decision-making are the central principles of healthcare for older persons.
26 Apr 2022
The Centre’s programme is much-needed but whether it delivers in the long run depends on its implementation and associated digital challenges.
18 Mar 2022
Ageist attitudes and stereotypes expose older people to discrimination and negative treatment, which intersect with other forms of stigma based on gender, race and disability.
03 Mar 2022
In a country with an ever-rising mental health burden, it is important we seek appropriate help from the right person at the right time with realistic expectations
04 Aug 2021
Be it at home, in the streets, or old-age care facilities and hospitals, the elderly face various forms of emotional, physical, psychological and social abuse.
22 Jun 2020
Many distress calls that we cater to nowadays are related to compulsive use of internet and social media leading to health anxiety and somatic complaints
06 May 2020
What makes the elderly more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus? And what steps can we take to protect them?
11 Apr 2020
Various states are initiating a shutdown as the next two weeks are crucial for preventing community transmission of the virus
19 Mar 2020
New pathogens tend to baffle the public. Uncertainty leads to doubt, which gives way to panic that paves the path for false information
07 Mar 2020
All of us experience stress at some point in our lives. But we hardly pay attention to it or our efforts to combat the situation
21 Nov 2019