In the past few weeks, we’ve read and heard of the fight against COVID19, the war that has just begun, the battles that we’ve won and the losses that we’ve sustained. We’ve seen people create incredible art, music, show commitment and dedication towards keeping spirits up, and also read about how we don’t have to […]
Confession: I’m a sucker for silver linings. In the current scenario, I first thought: Yay! Work from home, means I can finally focus more time on creating content, catching up with documentation, write for work, write for me, do some journaling, colouring, clean my cupboard and so on. The next minute, I realized that while […]
I once forgot to wish my father for Father’s Day. Now this was a man who barely remembered my birthday. So, you can only imagine my surprise AND shock on receiving a call from a very miffed father who was upset because I hadn’t remembered to wish him for Father’s Day. In hindsight, the older, […]
I always thought that taking some time off post my Master’s would be a good idea; I had no intention of hunting for a job anytime soon. So, when I had a serendipitous meeting with the Founder & CEO of Adveka Foundation at a tobacco de-addiction workshop in August 2016, and she stated that she […]
Devika doesn’t have many memories of happiness and laughter with her mother. Ever since Yamuna was diagnosed with dementia about four years ago, and Devika became her primary caregiver, their troubled relationship has increasingly put them in adversarial roles.
“When my mother started becoming forgetful and absentminded, I initially put it down to her old age,” Devika* remembers. After all, Yamuna* was then over 70 years old. “But some of the incidents that happened as a result of her absentmindedness were quite alarming. Once, she switched on the gas, and forgot to turn it […]
It is said that in life you don’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you will find that you always get what you need. My experience with Adveka Foundation was one such happy coincidence.
“Listening to other caregivers’ stories made me realize I wasn’t alone.”
It has already been a year since Adveka Foundation began working to promote awareness about mental health, and to ensure uniform access to mental health services for people from all sections of society.