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MPL: Millions of Indian Gamers to unite to raise awareness on Dementia

India is currently grappling with an escalating problem of dementia, with roughly 8.8 million people experiencing this condition. This accounts for about 7.4% of individuals aged 60 and above. In order to address this pressing issue, MPL, a gaming platform, has launched a campaign called ‘Gamers for Dementia Awareness (GFDA)’. The objective of this initiative is to engage millions of gamers, increase public knowledge about dementia, and provide assistance to those who are at risk or impacted by this incapacitating condition.
Released on: September 21, 2023 |

MPL announces ‘Gamers for Dementia Awareness (GFDA)’ campaign

Mobile Premier League (MPL) has launched the Gamers for Dementia Awareness (GFDA) campaign to raise awareness about dementia and support those affected. MPL has partnered with organizations such as Dementia India Alliance and Vridhcare to launch the initiative, which includes a dedicated website providing resources on dementia. The campaign also involves activities to engage with the elderly population and a pledge for gamers to promote dementia awareness. MPL Foundation aims to make a positive impact on the dementia epidemic in India through this initiative.
Released on: September 21, 2023 |

Vridhcare, Cinema on Wheels bringing joy to the elderly living in old-age homes

National Statistical Office (NSO)'s Elderly in India 2021 report has underlined that the country's elderly population, aged 60+, is estimated to touch 194 million in 2031 from 138 million in 2021. This is a 41 per cent increase over a decade.
Released on: May 23th, 2023 |

Vridhcare completes three years of service to the elderly, a beacon for younger generations

Vridhcare, a non-profit organization, is celebrating its third anniversary of serving underprivileged elderly in both rural and urban areas across India. Over the past three years, Vridhcare has provided physical, emotional, and mental support to the aged through collaboration with numerous charity homes and corporations willing to help support this human venture.
Released on: March 14th, 2023 |

VridhCare bringing a whole new meaning to elderly care: An initiative by Gargi Lakhanpal and Shashi Khare

New Delhi [India], February 20 (ANI/PNN): Did you know that the elderly make at least 10 per cent of our country’s population? It is a sad sight to see most of them in vulnerable conditions. Caring for them doesn’t fit into the busy lifestyles of their families. NGOs that run old age homes are vital in society to care for older and vulnerable people. They care for the ones that no one cares about. Many Old age homes and Nonprofits are doing a great job at helping the elderly, Vridhcare an initiative by Gargi Lakhanpal and Dr Shashi Khare is one of them.
Released on: February 20th, 2023 |

Mental health issues rising in old age homes: Meaningful intervention can make difference

In India, one in four elderly people face mental health issues. Loneliness and other conditions frequently worsen when elderly are abandoned at old age homes. The care for the elderly is confronted by a variety of challenges due to India's rapid urbanisation.
Released on: Sep 23rd, 2022 |

Govt, NGO’s focus on eye health as cataract continues to affect the elderly

Cataracts are a significant cause of blindness and visual impairment among the elderly, worldwide. The latest global estimates reveal a gloomy picture.
Approximately 1.1 billion people were living with vision loss in 2020, with around 43 million of them being completely blind. As per United Nations, which recently adopted its "Vision for Everyone" resolution, almost half of the global population could be living with problems related to the vision by 2050.
Released on: Aug 27th, 2022 |

This powerful photo-series on old age homes will surely stir your souls

He further states, "My heart bleeds when I listen to the stories of these abandoned souls whenever I conduct meditation sessions at old age homes". Photographers clicked these senior citizens at Sawhney Vridhh Ashram, Triveni Vridhh Ashram & Rounak Vridhh Ashram of Delhi, where many elderly people poured their hearts out.
Released on: Sept 28th, 2021 |

Business News | This Powerful Photo-series on Old Age Homes Will Surely Stir Your Souls

New Delhi [India], September 28 (ANI/PNN): Indian family system has a deeply embedded impression of living in a joint family where parents often stay with their grown-up children.
Released on: Sept 28th, 2021 |

This powerful photo-series on old age homes will surely stir your souls

New Delhi [India], September 28 (ANI/PNN): Indian family system has a deeply embedded impression of living in a joint family where parents often stay with their grown-up children.
Released on: Sept 28th, 2021 |

Mental Well-being Among The Elderly Raises Self-esteem, Mindfulness

Most families and communities in India refuse to see mental health as a serious concern. For them, chronic depression, sadness, fears, anxiety are merely a matter of state of mind, circumstantial, something that can be handled with a bit of inspiration. It’s like people finding it impossible to see alcoholism as a disease.
Released on: July 5th, 2021 |

VridhCare: Delhi-based NGO for senior citizens accelerating its philanthropic impact amid the pandemic

The best thing about youth is its energy and verve and therefore, you have full control of your life during this phase. However, with the dawn of the golden years, our health declines, refraining us from pursuing anything despite our will. The situation is worse for those elders who have been abandoned by their families, compelling them to live a life of rejection and loneliness.
Released on: July 24th, 2020 |

Comfort amidst the crisis – NGO working for senior citizens comes to the rescue for elderly

NGO’s like VridhCare, Helpage India & Care for Ours have been working on their toes to help the elderly people during these challenging times.The challenges of coronavirus outbreak differ across various socio-demographic groups and mainly the most vulnerable ones such as the elderly are getting the hardest blow.
Released on: July 9th, 2020 |

Care amid Crisis: Mental Health for Senior Citizens during COVID-19

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15% of senior citizens have a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. With a projected doubling of the world’s population of older adults over the course of next 30 years, it becomes important to ensure that time and resources are dedicated for creating a strong foundation for a healthier aging population.
Released on: Aug 29th, 2020 |

Creating a viable environment for senior citizens – How NGOs helping old age people are facilitating it

The forces of urbanisation and modernisation are gradually eroding the traditional cultures and practices that have been adopted for ages. While some changes have been for the better, there are others that are taking a heavy toll on the vulnerable, disintegration of joint families being one of them. With most youth these days preferring to have nuclear families, the elders get excluded or abandoned.
Released on: Aug 11th, 2020 |