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Silent killer of minds
Alzheimer’s has been called a silent epidemic, a progressive degenerative disease without cure that mostly strikes people in their sixties, a destroyer of personalities and homes. On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day today, we look at the disease and what it involves, as it impacts the caregiver as much as the patient.


Losing touch with reality
For the relatives of those suffering from AD, seeing their loved ones turn from competent, self-sufficient individuals to strangers unable to take care of their basic needs can be a devastating experience. Knowing the disease is the key to patience and understanding…


WORLD ALZHEIMER DAY
A helping hand
The Memory Clinic in Hyderabad is one of the few institutes in India which provides organised support to those suffering from Alzheimer’s.

Need for a safety net
As we become an ‘ageing country’, there is an urgent need for an accurate public health policy in the senior care field.
Interview

Ageless Asha
She reinvents herself to keep singing even at the age of 75. Asha Bhosle talks about the secret of her longevity.


Personality


NEWSMAKERS
Exploring new areas
Mallika Sarabhai’s idea of socially conscious art is to use various media to comment on the times we live in..


Information Technology


MEDICARE
India: Calling home for help
The fabled Indian call centre has finally turned its gaze inwards. Soon medical call centres based on the EMRI model may be available to other nations.


Fashion


TRENDS
Movie moments
From Madhubala to Rani Mukherjee to Shah Rukh Khan, film stars have always had a huge impact on fashion trends and on the way we imagine ourselves.


Travel


TIME OUT
Wonders of the Southern Alps
Discover heaven in the spectacular natural panoramas of Queenstown and Wanaka in New Zealand’s Southern Alps.


Land & People


FOOTLOOSE
Notes from a walled city
Kabul is a city under siege, with enemies within and without, disconnected from the rest of the country.


Issues


INTERVENTIONS
Childhood on hold
With no comprehensive policy framework for children under six, even the basic issues of childcare have not been squarely addressed.


Columns

SECOND LIFE
By Vijay Lokapally
Preserved for posterity

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
The art of not learning

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By Mike Marqusee
For an equal share

THE AHIMSA WAY
By Usha Jesudasan
To feel or not

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
A reason to hope

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Terrorism and the State



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