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 […]
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, […]
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.
Adveka Foundation was established in October 2015 with the goal of working towards promoting mental health and wellbeing in every section of the society, eradicating the stigma and shame attached to mental illness, and advocating and facilitating uniform accessibility to mental health services for people from all economic backgrounds, gender and religion. In the year […]
“Listening to other caregivers’ stories made me realize I wasn’t alone.”
For as long as Tanvi can remember, her father used to drink. It was a fact of her life. Her father drank. Socially at first, but soon, he was drinking every day, at home or outside, despite her mother’s increasingly aggressive opposition — a glass, a pint, a bottle. It took a toll on her […]